Clint Capela Injury: Rockets Center Suffers Broken Fibula

December 19th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Center Clint Capela is on the rise for the Houston Rockets, but the third-year player will reportedly be out for at least a few weeks with a leg injury.

On Tuesday, the Rockets announced that Capela suffered a broken fibula and will be reevaluated in four weeks, per Sam Amick of USA Today.

Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reported that Capela will be out for six weeks.

Capela commented on the injury, via Berman:

I will be okay. It happens. So now I'm just focused on the treatment, rehab stuff. I think I can be back pretty soon. The doctor, he said like a month and then after that it depends on how I am dealing with the pain. I'm just focused on trying to reduce the pain as much as I can. I'm pretty sure it's going to be less than six weeks.

Capela was hurt Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The 22-year-old Switzerland native's role has expanded this year, as he's averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in 28 games as a starter.

After playing sparingly as a rookie in 20 ...

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