Friday, December 21, 2012

Rockets' Patterson Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise

Houston Rockets starting power forward Patrick Patterson has a bone bruise on his right foot.
The release from the Rockets' website states: "Houston Rockets forward Patrick Patterson had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test performed Saturday morning. Results of the MRI revealed a bone bruise in Patterson's right foot. Patterson will be out while further testing is conducted and a medical course of action is determined. Rookie forward Terrence Jones is expected to be recalled from Houston's D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and to be with the team tomorrow for their Sunday afternoon game against the Toronto Raptors."
Patterson had been on a roll earlier in the month, with a stretch of 20 point games. Over the last six games he has averaged around 10 points. Makes you wonder if Patterson's foot was bothering him during those last few games, since his usually strong mobility was average and his average rebounding worse.
Marcus Morris has taken over Patterson starting position, scoring 19 points on Sunday and 13 on Monday. "When someone gets hurt, someone has to step up. We have to shift things around, but that's what happens in our league," said coach Kevin McHale.
"It's unfortunate. Patrick is a really good glue guy for us. He does a lot of the simple little things. Patrick's greatest asset is he's aware of everything we're doing; very, very smart, a very good team defender. He's very good at a lot of stuff," said McHale.

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