The Houston Rockets — and their fans — may now take a sigh of relief.
They may have lost game one to the Portland Trial Blazers last night, but they didn’t lose their starting point guard as some in the organization had feared late last night.
According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “Houston’s Patrick Beverley will likely play in Game 2 on Wednesday, league source tells Yahoo. Met with team doctor this morning. Beverley suffered a blow to his injured knee in Game 1 against Blazers, but MRI showed no new damage, source tells Yahoo Sports.”
After banging knees late in the game last night, it was feared that Beverley had re-injured his meniscus — or something along that line of thinking. Bottom line, many feared it to be severe.
Patrick Beverley gets MRI in morning, but there's a great deal of fear within Rockets on the extent of re-aggravation of knee injury.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 21, 2014
Even Dwight Howard (after the game) was speaking as if Beverley was done — or was going to miss some sort of significant time.
Rockets center Dwight Howard said the injury to Beverley “hurts” the Rockets moving forward.
“All of us are saddened by the fact that Pat hurt his knee again,” Howard said. “I didn’t want to see anything happen to him … It hurts all of us. We just have to step up here as a team and win it for him.”
However, it appears that the Rockets avoided that disaster. Now, they need to avoid another one and win game two.