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Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni on Gerald Green’s foot injury: ‘It’s probably broken’

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Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni confirms reports of shooting guard Gerald Green’s foot injury.

D’Antoni says Green probably broke his left foot:

Green is likely to miss several months if surgery is required. He appeared in 73 games for the Rockets last season and averaged 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 40.0 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Rockets re-signed Green this summer to a one-year deal. He will make $2.6 million this season.

Green, 33, has career averages of 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 658 games with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets), Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and Rockets.

Houston will miss Green’s perimeter shooting and athleticism. The Rockets, who have championship aspirations this season after acquiring former MVP Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, could look to make a roster move in the wake of the Green news.

You never want to see players get hurt, but losing someone in the preseason is always a downer. Hopefully, Green makes a quick recovery and returns to action sooner rather than later. The Rockets are hoping Green can avoid surgery on his foot.