Wood (ankle) isn't expected to return to the court for the Rockets before the All-Star break, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
Wood recently mentioned that he feels that his sprained right ankle is 80 percent healthy, but the team will proceed cautiously with the star big man and give him more time to recover before having him play. Before sprained his right ankle, Wood was enjoying an All-Star-caliber season with averages of 22.0 points (on 55.8 percent shooting from the field), 10.2 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 assists in 31.2 minutes.
Wood (ankle) isn't considered close to returning and appears to have only an outside chance at being available to play before the All-Star break in early March in the most "optimistic" scenario, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Wood's sprained right ankle has already cost him the past seven games, and since the big man is still limited to only light work while he manages the injury, he looks destined to remain out for the entirety of the Rockets' four-game slate this week. Unless Wood takes a meaningful step forward in his recovery by week's end, he'll be in danger of missing the Rockets' final two games to close out the first half -- March 1 and 3 home games versus the Cavaliers and Nets, respectively -- as well. Though Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Saturday that Houston intends to eventually part ways with DeMarcus Cousins -- who has started the past seven games in place of Wood -- the four-time All-Star is expected to remain in the lineup in the short term while the Rockets evaluate potential landing spots for him.
Rockets head coach Stephen Silas suggested Wednesday that Wood (ankle) is still expected to remain sidelined for "a while," Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports. "He's still walking with a limp and doing some very very light movement type stuff, but it's still gonna be a while for him," Silas said of Wood.
The Rockets haven't definitely ruled on Wood's status for their upcoming games, but based on Silas' comments, the big man can be expected to miss both ends of the team's Friday/Saturday back-to-back set with the Mavericks and Pacers, respectively, to close out the week. Unless reports surface over the weekend suggesting that Wood has taken a step forward with his on-court activity in workouts and practices, he'll likely be in danger of sitting out the Rockets' entire four-game slate next week. DeMarcus Cousins will continue to serve as Houston's starting center for the duration of Wood's absence, which has already lasted seven games.
Wood (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Wizards.
The Rockets have yet to provide an update on Wood since he was labeled week-to-week after suffering what appeared to a significant right ankle sprain in the Rockets' Feb. 4 win over the Grizzlies. Wood can presumably be ruled out through the final game of the Rockets' road trip Wednesday in Philadelphia, and at this stage, he looks unlikely to make it back for the Rockets' home back-to-back set Friday and Saturday versus the Mavericks and Pacers, respectively.
Wood will be evaluated on a weekly basis after being diagnosed with a right ankle sprain, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Wood was already ruled out for Saturday's game after leaving Thursday's game in a wheelchair, and it appears as though he could miss extended time due to the injury. DeMarcus Cousins could see increased run while Wood is unavailable.
Wood (ankle) is out Saturday against the Spurs.
As expected, Wood will not play Saturday after leaving Thursday's game in a wheelchair due to a sprained ankle. In his stead, DeMarcus Cousins should start and see extra run.
Wood (ankle) exited the arena Thursday in a wheelchair, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.
Wood was spotted holding crutches while exiting in a wheelchair, perhaps hinting toward the severity of the ankle injury that forced him out of Thursday's game against the Grizzlies. The Rockets haven't yet commented on Wood's injury, or his status for Saturday's contest against the Spurs, but at this point it certainly wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss time.
Wood (ankle) will not return to Thursday's game against the Grizzlies, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Wood had to be helped to the locker room after sustaining the injury in the third quarter. The 25-year-old was playing well, with 17 points and seven boards in 20 minutes of action. The team's next game comes Saturday, so Wood's questionable for that one at this point.
Wood compiled 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, an assist and a steal across 25 minutes in Monday's 136-106 win over the Thunder.
The Rockets got off to a lightning-fast start, with Wood putting up 10 of his 18 points in the first quarter. He ultimately came away with his second double-double over the past three games, as he's quickly returned to form after missing three consecutive contests due to a sprained right ankle.
Wood had 27 points (11-13 FG, 3-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) and nine rebounds in Saturday's win over the Pelicans.
After missing three games with a sprained ankle, Wood has looked more than healthy in his first two games back, totaling 49 points, 21 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 59 minutes. He finished with a game-high plus-23 on Saturday.
Wood (ankle) produced 22 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot across 32 minutes in Thursday's 104-101 win over the Trail Blazers.
Wood stormed back from a three-game absence with his eighth double-double of the season. As expected, Wood's return sent DeMarcus Cousins back to the bench, and we didn't see the two big men share the court at all. After Cousins' impressive run of games, there's an argument for the team to run both centers together, but as of right now, Wood will alternate with his teammate under center.
Wood (ankle) is officially listed as probable Thursday against the Trail Blazers.
Wood said Wednesday that he's feeling 100 percent and will play Thursday, so his listing on the official injury report is essentially a formality. His return will likely end the great run DeMarcus Cousins has been on in Wood's absence. Wood is a strong candidate for Most Improved Player thanks to averages of 23.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 assists in 33.6 minutes.
Wood (ankle) said he feels 100 percent healthy and is ready to play Thursday against the Trail Blazers, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
A sprained right ankle has prevented Wood from playing in each of the past three games, but he should be good to go Thursday. His return will likely end the great run DeMarcus Cousins has been on in Wood's absence. Wood is a strong candidate for Most Improved Player thanks to averages of 23.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 assists in 33.6 minutes.
Wood (ankle) is out Tuesday against the Wizards, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
As expected, Wood will sit for a third straight game due to a sprained right ankle. DeMarcus Cousins should continue to see an expanded role.
Wood (ankle) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's game against Washington, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Wood was excused from Monday's practice for personal reasons, but he's also still battling a sprained ankle, which he suffered back on Wednesday against the Suns. The Rockets are bracing for Wood to miss a third straight game, which would likely position DeMarcus Cousins for another start at center.
Wood's (ankle/personal) status for Tuesday's game against Washington remains up in the air, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports.
Wood has missed the last two games since spraining his ankle Wednesday night against Phoenix, and while he did not practice Monday, he was excused from the session due to personal reasons. The Rockets are still hoping the big man can return Tuesday night, but for now he should be considered very much questionable. If Wood misses a third straight game, DeMarcus Cousins would likely be in line for another start at center.
Wood (ankle) is not with the team for Saturday's matchup against the Mavericks, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
No surprise here, as Wood was originially given a doubtful designation for Saturday's game. The absence will mark his second straight after spraining his ankle in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Suns. In his absence, look for DeMarcus Cousins to again see a heavier workload at center. Wood's next chance to return will be Tuesday versus the Wizards.
Wood (ankle), who has been ruled out Friday against the Pistons, is "very doubtful" for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
A sprained right ankle will likely cost Wood at least two games. While he's sidelined, DeMarcus Cousins should see extra run, though the big man has yet to see more than 23 minutes in a game this season. More minutes will likely end up in the hands of Jae'Sean Tate as well.
Wood (ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Pistons, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Wood rolled the ankle during Wednesday's loss to Phoenix, but he was able to return to the game and finished with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks. The big man missed practice Thursday, however, and he won't make the trip to Detroit with the team. After Friday's game, the Rockets will head to Dallas for the second half of a back-to-back Saturday, and head coach Stephen Silas indicating he would be "surprised" if Wood played at all this weekend, per Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston. For now, Wood can be viewed as doubtful for Saturday's contest.
Wood, who did not practice Thursday, is "very questionable" for Friday's game against the Pistons due to an ankle injury, Adam Wexler of Sports Talk 790 reports.
Wood not being able to practice Thursday is a bad sign for his availability Friday, though coach Stephen Silas isn't going as far as to call Wood "doubtful." If Wood sits, DeMarcus Cousins would likely start, with David Nwaba and Jae'Sean Tate being candidates to see extra run as well.
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