The NBA season kicks off this week, and teams are scrambling to finalize their rosters. Unfortunately for Houston Rockets fans, one of their most important players won’t be starting for quite some time.
Patrick Beverly, the electrifying guard of the Rockets line up, elected to have knee surgery this week. Initial reports suggested he’d miss about 3 weeks, giving him a return date during the second week of the season. But new reports from the Houston Chronicle indicate that the timeline for his return just got extended quite a bit.
Rockets guard Pat Beverley opted to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out for four to six weeks, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday.
The Rockets haven’t issued an official statement on the issue yet, but Beverly has confirmed the surgery. He’ll miss 6 weeks, which means that the Rockets will be 20 games into the season before he returns. In the meantime, they’ll start Eric Gordon, who has some big shoes to fill.