April 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Marcus Camby (29) lays in a shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Camby out for the Rockets with torn plantar fascia


Marcus Camby is old. He’s been around for a generation, but he is still in the NBA. He signed with Houston this off-season after he agreed to a buyout with Toronto. Camby has been oft injured throughout his career, and he hasn’t seen much playing time lately. Well, it looks like we may not see much of him this season either, according to The Houston Chronicle:

“My plantar fascia is torn,” Camby said. “I’m trying to do whatever I can to avoid surgery. We’re just going to rehab it and see how it goes in the next two weeks and take it from there. We don’t want to rehab it and nurse it and have it still be lingering. That is something I’m going to sit back and figure out and definitely look toward long term, as the season progresses to the second half of the season. I have to be smart about it.”

This stinks. Camby is clearly trying to win a championship before he calls it quits, and here’s hoping he can get better quickly. He was unlikely to see much playing time anyways, but he was useful in practice situations, as the more bodies you have down low, the better. I guess the Rockets will have to rely on that Dwight Howard guy now. Good luck with that.

 

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