Edwards has been recalled from the G League, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
The Rockets sent Danuel House down to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and they'll recall Edwards in his place, essentially swapping one wing out for another. Edwards has appeared in just one NBA game this season, but given the Rockets' laundry list of injuries, he could be called into action over the next handful of games.
Edwards (undisclosed) did not play in Monday's contest against South Bay.
The starting small forward for the Vipers, Edwards was just coming off one of his best performances with the team prior to suffering any injury. It's unclear if the 23-year-old is slated to miss extended time, or if Monday's designation was purely a maintenance-related issue.
Edwards scored 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-10 3Pt) to go along with nine rebounds and three assists in the loss Thursday to the Blue.
Edwards continues to see plenty of playing time when he's available for the Vipers, as the two-way player is now averaging 34.6 minutes in three games. The forward started at point guard Thursday and could continue to see time there if Angel Rodriguez remains limited with an undisclosed injury.
Edwards' contract was converted to a two-way on Saturday, Colton Jones of Amicohoops.net reports.
Edwards was selected with the 52nd overall pick in the 2018 Draft and is set to spend most of the season in the G-League. In 53 preseason minutes, the Purdue product recorded 11 points, eight boards, three assists, three blocks and one steal. He fired 12 three-pointers, but converted just three.
Edwards had three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and three rebounds in eight minutes during Tuesday's 131-115 win over the Grizzlies.
Edwards appears to have shaken off the strained adductor that was forcing him to sit out practices last week. Despite the window of opportunity provided by the offseason departures of forwards Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, Edwards is unlikely to play a significant role as a rookie.
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