Rocket’s Center Clint Capela Goes Down with Injury, Out 4-6 Weeks
In the midst of quite possibly his best season, the Houston Rockets lose Clint Capela for the next 4-6 weeks.
An MRI revealed that the center has ligament damage in his right thumb. Already missing Chris Paul from the lineup, this loss takes a big hit on a Houston Rockets team that is in the midst of a nice run after a horrid start to the season. James Harden has been putting up historic numbers in an effort to push the Rockets back into playoff contention.
MRI showed ligament damage today on Capela, league sources said. https://t.co/JLkF06eABd
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 14, 2019
Nene, Isaiah Hartenstein, and Marquese Chriss are all listed as centers on the Rockets roster and will be heavily relied upon in Capela’s absence.
Capela is currently averaging 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game this season.