Capela (hand) will play Friday against the Grizzlies, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. This news doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Capela was expected to take the floor. Last season, he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.
Capela (hand) is expected to play during the Rockets' final preseason contest Friday against the Grizzlies, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Capela sat out Tuesday's game as a precautionary measure due to a hand injury, but should be able to get one last game in before the regular season begins. In 42 preseason minutes, Capela has totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist.
Capela (hand) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Capela joins a long list of inactives that includes seven other players, so the Rockets are going to be quite short-handed against the Sharks. Still, Capela's hand injury is just a bruise, so his absence is likely just precautionary. His next opportunity to return will be Friday's preseason finale with the Grizzlies and at this point, Capela doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing regular season time.
Capela underwent an X-ray on his hand following Sunday's preseason game and it was diagnosed as a bruise, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Head coach Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets look to have very little concern regarding Capela's health following the X-ray. The Rockets now have off until Friday against the Grizzlies in Memphis, so the big man will have plenty of time off this week to recover.
Capela won't return to Sunday's preseason game against the Spurs because of a right hand injury, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. It doesn't appear to be an overly serious issue and the Rockets are likely just being extra cautious with Capela in a meaningless preseason contest. Still, he could have additional tests performed after the game to rule out anything more significant. Prior to leaving with the injury, Capela posted 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, two steals and a block across 21 minutes.
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