The Houston Rockets suffered a blow to their line-up, as starting forward Terrence Jones will be out for an extended period with a collapsed lung.
The 23-year-old suffered the injury during the Rockets’ victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night (March 19). He remained hospitalized overnight and is expected to be out for at least the next three games.
“He got hit really hard in the ribs,” coach Kevin McHale said. “They don’t think he cracked a rib, but he’s having a tough time breathing right now.”
Considering the seriousness of the injury, Jones may be out for much more than just three games.
Jones missed 34 games with left-leg nerve inflammation earlier in the season, returning in January. He’s averaging 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season.