As initially feared, Rockets swingman Gerald Green is set to undergo surgery on his broken left foot this week, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Green met with several specialists to evaluate his options before opting for the surgery, which is scheduled for Monday, Feigen writes. He suffered the injury during the Rockets’ second preseason game in Tokyo earlier this month.
The surgery could hold different implications on Green’s timetable for a return. There’s a strong possibility he’ll miss the rest of the season, though a specific timetable won’t be determined until the surgery concludes.
Green, a 12-year NBA veteran, has made prior stops with Boston, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New Jersey, Indiana, Phoenix and Miami during his professional career. He was a key cog off the Rockets’ bench last season, holding per-game averages of 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 73 contests.