Gerald Green could be out ‘a few months’ after reportedly suffering broken foot
Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green has reportedly suffered a broken left foot that will keep him out indefinitely, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is believed to have suffered a broken left foot and could be sidelined a few months, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Green will have more opinions on his foot this week and be out indefinitely.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 13, 2019
Green was initially diagnosed with a sprain after being held out of practice on Sunday, but the injury is apparently more severe. It is unknown whether or not Green will have to undergo surgery.
The Rockets re-signed Green in July after the veteran averaged 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game last season. Green has also shot better than 35 percent from the three-point line in each of his two seasons in Houston.
Things have only gotten worse for the Rockets in recent weeks. They are still embroiled in a controversy stemming from a now-deleted tweet from general manager Daryl Morey that supported protestors in China and resulted in the Chinese Basketball Association severing ties with the team. With Green out indefinitely, they have lost a backcourt player that is crucial to their fabric as a perimeter-oriented team.
Green also has value as a long and rangy defender that can guard multiple positions, though he could be a defensive liability at times last season.
The Rockets were always going to be reliant on Westbrook and especially James Harden, but the onus on that dynamic duo has risen considerably given that Green is likely to miss at least a few months.