Since the Houston Rockets’ trip to play the Los Angeles Lakers, star center Dwight Howard has been sidelined with what is being called a strained knee.
While the Rockets have lost just two of its previous nine games and appear to be rolling right along behind James Harden’s scoring, they’ll need Howard back for the long haul.
According to Rockets coach Kevin McHale, via the Houston Chronicle, Howard isn’t close to returning.
“McHale had previously said he hoped that Howard, who has been out since Nov. 19, might be ready to return in time to play on the Rockets’ road trip Wednesday and Thursday to play Golden State and Sacramento. Asked if he had a better feel for Howard’s timetable, he said again, “He won’t be back anytime soon.”’
The Rockets have a short break before traveling Wednesday to face off against the Golden State Warriors.