Rockets Believe Gerald Green Suffered Broken Foot

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Rockets believe swingman Gerald Green has suffered a broken left foot that could sideline him for months. Green is expected to seek out additional opinions before determining his course of treatment but the veteran will be out indefinitely for now.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN adds that while Green is expected to miss extended time, he is hoping to avoid surgery so that he can return sooner rather than later, while Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle writes that the team initially thought the injury was only a strain and further tests have been scheduled for tomorrow to confirm the diagnosis.

Green, 33, re-signed with Houston in July after agreeing to a deal in June. This will be his third consecutive season with the Rockets. In 2018/19, Green averaged 9.2 PPG and 2.5 RPG in 73 games while shooting .400/.354/.838.

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9 thoughts on “Rockets Believe Gerald Green Suffered Broken Foot

  1. Gary

    Sorry to hear this news about Gerald Green. Hope he comes back quickly.

    Let me mention this while we’re on the subject. I think that the team that comes out of the West will be the one that stays healthiest.

    There’s so many good teams it’s going to be a dogfight but guys are going to go down and the team that escapes injury is coming out.

    Whether it’s the jazz or the Blazers Clippers, Lakers, Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets, not sure who… but the healthiest team may be the one that survives.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      They’re lucky that they’ve improved the bench, which was awful this time last year. Sefolosha, Rivers, and Ben McLemore will get more minutes.

    • Gary

      The man can get Buckets. Very talented offensively. Supreme athlete who can fly.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      It’s not a huge deal, but it still hurts their depth until his return, which should hopefully occur before the AS break. If this had happened a year ago it would have been disastrous for the Rockets when their other backups were Melo, Michael Carter-Williams, Marquese Chriss, and James Ennis.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        But he will probably get more minutes now, which might not be a bad thing considering how he played last season after coming to Houston. Their defense was one of the best in the NBA after the AS break, and a lot of that had to do with him coming off the bench. Green isn’t much of a defender so having Rivers, Sefolosha, Chandler, and House coming off the bench should give them a very solid 2nd unit on the defensive end.

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