Thunder’s Steven Adams injured after dangerous foul by Clint Capela
The veteran big man injured his left ankle on this hard foul by the Rockets’ Clint Capela. The injury occurred on an attempted rebound by Capela. Capela ended up falling on Adams with his full body weight, as you can see in the video below.
— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) January 20, 2020
As Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle detailed, Adams was originally questionable to return. However, he’s now been ruled out.
Steven Adams was considered questionable to return with a sprained left ankle, but has been downgraded to out.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 20, 2020
Thunder Veteran Has Been Durable
The Thunder big man had already missed time earlier in the season due to a knee injury. However, he’s been durable ever since he was drafted in 2013. Adams has played in at least 70 games every season since his rookie campaign.
In his first season without Russell Westbrook, the big man is still averaging respectable numbers. The 6-foot-11 big is averaging 11.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season.
We’ll keep you updated regarding the severity of Adams’ ankle injury as soon as more info becomes available.