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Aaron Brooks now out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Posted on: November 8, 2010 12:53 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:34 pm
Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks is now expected to miss at least a month with a sprained ankle. Posted by Ben Golliveraaron-brooks

In a quick postscript to this post from last night, is reporting that Houston point guard Aaron Brooks has been diagnosed with a "moderate to severe left ankle sprain" and "is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks."

The Houston Chronicle reportsthat the timeline stands at 4-6 weeks and quotes Brooks' reaction, which makes it sound like he's taking the news in stride.
"I don't think I ever had an ankle injury like this before," Brooks said. "I did break my hand in college, sat out like eight weeks. Luckily, nothing is broken. It's a sprain. I'll be back to normal. You have to count your blessings."
Brooks was injured when he landed on Manu Ginobili's right foot, but said he did not think Ginobili did anything improper in defending Brooks' running 40-footer at the first-half buzzer.
On Saturday night, prior to the full diagnosis, Rockets coach Rick Adelman had said Brooks would miss at least two weeks.
By missing Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to the ankle injury, Brooks snapped a consecutive games played streak that stood at 119. The last time he missed a game prior to Sunday was a Feb. 2, 2009 game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
As noted last night, in Brooks' absence, Houston would like to turn to Kyle Lowry, but back spasms kept him out of games against San Antonio and Minnesota. Look for promising rookie point guard Ishmael Smith to pick up the slack until Lowry is good to go.

On the bright side, Houston got its first win of the season against the Timberwolves, improving to 1-5. They had been the last remaining winless team in the NBA.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2010 3:39 pm

Aaron Brooks now out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Ish looks lightning quick, he was able to create quite a few times and can break down opposing guards. The only issue I noticed was his shot was off which is a common rookie problem. If he can start shooting closer to 40% he will be a great backup PG or even starting PG. He seems to fit the more prototypical PG role as a facilitator vs Brooks who is more of a scoring PG. 

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2010 3:08 pm

Aaron Brooks now out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Ish and Lowry should be able to fill the gap until Brooks can return.  The playing time should serve both players well for when brooks does make his return.

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