The Houston Rockets were on the receiving end of some great news following their Game 3 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Rockets forward Robert Covington, who remained on the floor for several minutes after a scary collision with Lakers superstar Anthony Davis, is reportedly okay and will be available for Game 4 on Thursday.

This report comes via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:

Covington has been a key player for the Rockets since arriving in a midseason trade. His value has been as high as ever in this second-round series against the Lakers, with the 6-foot-7 forward emerging as a crucial piece in Houston's micro-ball style of play.

On Tuesday, Covington was relatively quiet for the Rockets. He finished with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting while also notching five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes of action. He did sink two triples and swiped the ball four times, though, as he once again proved how important he is to Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni's tight rotation.

There was some concern for both Covington and Davis, as the two fell to the floor after an awkward collision down low. Both men were slow to get up, with Davis grabbing at his hip. As for Covington, there was some fear that he had suffered a broken nose and/or concussion after his head also appeared to whiplash on the floor as he fell.

This update comes as a welcome development for the Rockets, who would undoubtedly struggle without their makeshift big man in Covington. Unfortunately, it looks like Danuel House Jr. might miss Game 4 after missing Game 3 for personal reasons, per MacMahon.

Houston will need to win Game 4 to avoid falling into a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 hole.