Houston Rockets PG Patrick Beverley out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Dec 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (2) drives around Chicago Bulls point guard Marquis Teague (25) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets just can’t catch a break. Or maybe they’re catching too many breaks – literally.

Just hours after James Harden announced that he’d be sitting out games until he was healthy, news broke that point guard Patrick Beverley will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand:

Pat Beverley said he was told his fourth metacapal was fractured and would be out 4 to 6 weeks. Talk in locker room sounded more like 6.

Beverley, the Rockets backup point was recently thrown into the fire as starting point guard Jeremy Lin has missed 10 of the Rockets past 12 games as he’s dealt with his own injury. Thankfully for Houston, Lin is expected to play in the relatively near future (barring any setbacks) but to say the Rockets backcourt is decimated is a bit of an understatement.

With Beverely out for an extended period and the guard rotation dealing with a rash of injuries, it’s possible Houston may look to bring in a young guard from free agency or the NBDL to replace the lost minutes.

Topics: Houston Rockets, Patrick Beverley

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