After suffering an injury during a game against the Jazz, one of the key bench players for the Rockets is questionable for tomorrow night’s game.
Luc Mbah a Moute is in the midst of a great season for the Rockets. Unfortunately, he hurt his knee last game against the Jazz. He still managed to return to that game but is questionable for tomorrow night’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On the season, Luc is averaging a solid 8.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game on 51% shooting. He has been a huge help to the Rockets whether starting or off the bench. His ability to drive to the paint has also been very nice for the team.
Hopefully, this injury is nothing serious and the Rockets are just being cautious since it is still early in the season. Knee injuries seem to be contagious, as Chris Paul is suffering from one as well. CP3 hopes to be back in around 2 weeks.
Mbah a Moute gave a quote to the Houston Chronicle in their post here. He said:
“It’s still painful,” Mbah a Moute said. “Obviously, didn’t do anything (Tuesday), trying to see what I can do. But it’s getting better. It’s in a weird spot. It’s hard to get there sometimes. From the feel of it, I feel better.”
The Good News
Luc Mbah a Moute still returned to practice today even though he is questionable for tomorrow night’s game. If he misses any time, hopefully, it is just the one game (or until he’s fully healthy). However, Mark Berman of Fox 26 says that Mike D’Antoni expects Luc to play:
Luc Mbah a Moute on his bruised knee: "It's still painful. It's getting better. It's in a weird spot. Didn't do anything yesterday. Trying to see what I can do today." Mike D'Antoni said yesterday he expected Luc to be ready to play against the Cavs
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 8, 2017
Luc Mbah a Moute is a tough player who knows how to judge an injury. The Rockets need to make sure he is 100% when he comes back, just like CP3.
*All stats via Basketball-Reference*