Houston Rockets Lose Gerald Green for Season with Broken Foot
The Houston Rockets are set to enter the regular season without the services of veteran guard Gerald Green.
News get even worse as the organization believes that Green has suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot, which may spell the end of the 33-year old’s season. If the injury is confirmed, Green, who signed a one-year, $2.6-million extension earlier in the offseason, will undergo season-ending surgery.
Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is believed to have suffered a broken left foot and could be sidelined a few months, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Green will have more opinions on his foot this week and be out indefinitely.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 13, 2019
Green suffered the injury in Japan in a matchup against the Toronto Raptors. The initial diagnosis was just a sprain, but now the concerns have clearly risen. Green has averaged 10 points through three preseason contests and has been an important piece of the Rockets bench over the past few seasons.
Both Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore will be granted bigger roles this season in light of Green’s injury.