An MRI on the injured knee of
The team didn't specify whether Howard is dealing with swelling within a bone or in the soft tissue of the knee, but the center will be "evaluated further in the coming days." He missed his second straight game Wednesday, and the Rockets have two more games scheduled for Friday and Saturday before receiving a three-day break. Howard will not travel with the team for the two-game road trip, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard is dealing with a right ankle sprain, which caused him to miss Sunday's contest.
"It wasn't as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we'll see how it feels tomorrow," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game."
Howard will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.
Howard is averaging a season-low 13.7 points per game in January. He does have a season-high 131 rebounds through 13 January games.
Howard, who is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, injured his ankle in Friday's game against the Suns. Joey Dorsey will start in Howard's place.
The Rockets are currently 8 1/2-point favorites Sunday.
After missing Sunday morning's shootaround,
Howard is dealing with a sprained ankle, which he injured during Friday's win over the Suns.
The Rockets are 8 1/2-point favorites.