Coach Stephen Silas noted Tuesday that Garuba's wrist injury is "pretty bad" and may require surgery, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports. Garuba's timetable for a return is extremely murky, and it would be surprising if he was back before the All-Star break. Both player and team presumably want to avoid surgery since it could end the rookie's campaign.
Garuba was recalled from the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday, but he won't be available for Tuesday's contest against the Spurs due to a left wrist injury, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports. Garuba was expected to get increased practice time with the NBA squad this week since the Rockets play only twice. However, that plan may be out of the window now that the rookie big man is nursing an injury.
Garuba posted 13 points (5-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and four steals across 27 minutes in Friday's 130-93 victory over the Salt Lake City Stars. Garuba struggled from three-point range Friday, but he otherwise played well against Salt Lake City, especially defensively. He's averaging 9.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season and is a big double-double threat for RGV.
Garuba recorded 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 14 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 112-100 victory over the Austin Spurs. Garuba is almost averaging a double-double in the G League this season with 9.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, and he's shooting 61.7 percent from the field as well. He had a worrying six turnovers against Austin on Wednesday however, and he has 3.1 per game while with RGV.
Garuba tallied 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two steals and a block across 27 minutes in Monday's 127-124 loss to the Austin Spurs. Garuba had a decent performance overall against Austin, coming just short of a double-double in a very tight loss. He's averaging 9.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the G League, but he will need to cut down on his four turnovers on Monday.
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