Mar 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets' Patrick Beverley out indefinitely with torn meniscus

Houston Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss some time with a torn meniscus in his knee, however, the official timetable for his injury is unknown at this time.

In Thursday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Rockets lost Beverley to, what they were calling after the game, a tweak.

With just 28 seconds gone in the second quarter, Houston was forced to call timeout because Beverley was hurt. He walking gingerly to the Rockets bench momentarily before heading to the team’s locker room before play resumed. He did not return to the game. Houston called it a right knee sprain and Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said he would get an MRI on it Friday.

“It kind of one of those ones where he tweaked it and didn’t quite know exactly what happened,” McHale said. “Don’t know (if it’s serious), he’ll have an MRI tomorrow.”

It appears that it was a littler more severe than originally thought. Still, the main concern would be how much time he would miss. The playoffs are just around the corner, and the last thing any team with championship aspirations needs is injury concerns.

Beverley was averaging 9.9 points per game for the Rockets this season.



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