Mar 27, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) attempts to steal the ball from Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
After leaving Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd quarter, Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has suffered a torn meniscus and is out indefinitely.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports was the first to report the news.
Houston guard Patrick Beverley has suffered a torn meniscus in his knee, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Timetable for return unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 28, 2014
Beverley immediately stopped playing about 30 seconds into the 2nd quarter and walked off gingerly. He had been suffering from flu-like symptoms entering the game and there was immediate speculation that this was the case for his exit.
His agent, Kevin Bradbury, released a statement earlier Friday afternoon:
“He has a torn meniscus, we’re not 100 percent sure how bad it is or what action we will take. We’re going to get to the docs and determine what’s best for Pat and for the organization. We should have some clarity early next week. I would say out indefenitely until we know more.”
Head coach Kevin McHale stated that it would be about 7-10 days before knowing the timetable for a return. Beverley is also expected to seek a 2nd opinion next week from a different doctor.
In the meantime, Jeremy Lin will move back into the starting point guard spot with Isaiah Canaan backing him up off the bench.