Houston Rockets middle Clint Capela had surgery to restore a torn ligament in his proper thumb Thursday and is anticipated to miss four to six weeks, normal supervisor Daryl Morey mentioned Thursday.
5 days are left within the fan vote for the NBA All-Star Recreation, and for now the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and the Rockets’ James Harden stay exterior of the Western Convention beginning 5.
Capela suffered the harm whereas getting hit on a lob play throughout Sunday night time’s loss to Orlando. He underwent an MRI in Houston on Monday.
After signing a five-year, $80 million contract extension this summer season, Capela has career-high averages of 17.6 factors and 12.6 rebounds to go together with 1.eight blocks a sport this season.
Sources beforehand informed ESPN that Capela was anticipated to miss four to six weeks and that the Rockets count on him to miss the remaining 15 video games earlier than the All-Star break, with a possible return for the Feb. 21 highway sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers.