Jeremy Lin out for two weeks with sprained knee
LOS ANGELES, USA - A new problem has befallen Houston.
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the NBA team said Friday, November 29.
A statement on the team's Twitter account said Lin was hurt in the first quarter of the Rockets' 113-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Lin collided with Atlanta's Paul Millsap.
Guard Jeremy Lin will miss 2 weeks with a right knee sprain suffered Wednesday. Will be re-evaluated then.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 29, 2013
Lin, the Taiwanese-American who became an NBA sensation as a Knicks reserve-turned-star in the 2011-2012 season, had started the last three games for the Rockets in place of James Harden, who was nursing a sore foot.
The Rockets hoped to have Harden back on Friday when they hosted the Brooklyn Nets, although he was listed as a game-time decision.
James Harden (foot) still a game-time decision - McHale says "We'll see" when asked if he'll play tonight vs. Nets.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 29, 2013
During the preseason, Lin showcased great potential as a starter for the Rockets. He and the rest of the team visited the Philippines last October for the NBA Global Games and defeated title contenders Indiana Pacers in a game at the Mall of Asia Arena.
In 16 games this season, Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists. The Rockets said Lin's injury status would be reevaluated in a fortnight.
On Saturday, November 30 (Manila time) the Rockets were scorching from downtown to blow out the Brooklyn Nets, 114-95, on top of 19 triples as they played without Lin. Harden returned and played for nearly 26 minutes and finished with 9 points, as per NBA.com. - with reports from Jane Bracher and Agence France-Presse, Rappler.com