Patrick Beverly Will Miss More Time Than Expected Following Surgery
Patrick Beverly is surely missed on the court when the Houston Rockets play, but judging by their record and placement in the standings, it may be hard to tell.
In addition to Patrick Beverly being out, Dwight Howard also missed several games for the Houston Rockets this season, although, luckily for the Rockets, he returned to the lineup recently giving them a boost in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. With the absence of other stars, James Harden has stepped up big and may even be deserving of the MVP honor.
Beverly is a guard for the Rockets and would have been an important part in getting the Houston Rockets to advance for a deep run in the playoffs. Before he was sidelined due to injury, he was averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in the 56 games that he played this season.
Patrick Beverly had surgery to repair his torn ligament in his left wrist on Tuesday morning. Although there was a minor possibility that he could be back in time for the Western Conference finals, unfortunately with the results of the surgery, he is going to require four months of recovery.
The 26-year-old star is going to be in a cast for 10 weeks, but he is expected to be fully recovered when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. This is not good for the Rockets, who may lose him at the time with the young star being in high demand.
Despite losing Beverly, the Houston Rockets are still in place for a 3 seed in the playoffs as of right now and have the possibility of getting the 2 seed. They are half a game behind the Memphis Grizzlies, but, of course, there is no point in even trying to catch up with the Golden State Warriors, who have only lost 13 games all season.
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