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Rockets fear Gerald Green will miss the whole season with broken foot

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Houston Rockets forward Gerald Green could be sidelined for the entire season, as his foot injury is worse than initially expected, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Initial reports indicated that Green might be out of commission for two months. Now, though, it sounds like the 33-year-old will miss a substantial amount of time.

Green threw down a put-back dunk in last week’s preseason game against the Toronto Raptors. However, a few plays later, he started to limp, which led to his exit from the game.

This is obviously a tough break for Houston, as Green is a gifted player. The former No. 18 overall pick made 73 appearances with the Rockets last regular season, racking up averages of 9.2 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field (35.4 percent from beyond the arc) and 2.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per outing.

Ben McLemore and Gary Clark will likely see an uptick in their usage rates with Green sidelined. Danuel House and Eric Gordon could get a bit more playing time as well.

The Rockets will be back in preseason action on Wednesday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the San Antonio Spurs. Tip-off inside the Toyota Center is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.