Rockets center Clint Capela has a right orbital fracture and will miss Houston's next two games, the team announced Wednesday. Capela will be re-evaluated later this week, according to the Rockets.
Tim MacMahon: Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says Clint Capela, who missed three of the last four games with a bruised left heel, will start against the Rockets. He confirmed that Chris Paul would not play.
Mark Berman: Mike D'Antoni on Clint Capela: "I'm hopeful he'll play (against OKC). If not, the next game." On Chris Paul: "Chris is not to far away." Said Luc Mbah a Moute is "a little bit longer" away. #Rockets
Jonathan Feigen: D'Antoni said there is not concern that Capela's injury could linger long-term because it is a bruise, but it could keep him out "one more day, three days, four days. As soon as the pain goes away, he'll play."
Mike D'Antoni said Pat Beverley (stinger), Clint Capela (Achilles), Lou Williams (rest) and Nene (rest) will not play tonight against the Clippers.
Jonathan Feigen: I'll tweet link when it's posted, but more from Capela: "I've been doing pretty good in the workouts, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good."
Calvin Watkins: Center Clint Capela is still scheduled to be evaluated next week in his recovery from a fractured left fibula. If cleared by doctors next week, Capela can begin practicing with the Rockets.
Jonathan Feigen: Capela: "My workout is getting better, really better. I'm on the court right now. Did pretty great. I'm going to have to keep going."
Calvin Watkins: Rockets center Nene said he spoke with Clint Capela regarding his fracture fibula and said he's in good spirits. Nene also talked about battling back from his own health scares with cancer and a knee injury.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that center Clint Capela underwent medical imaging at Memorial Hermann. Tests revealed Capela has a small left fibula fracture. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steven Flores in approximately four weeks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: With loss of Capela, Rockets probing trade market on available bigs. Most likely scenario: Turning minutes to Nene and Harrell.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Rockets still waiting for final medical intel on Capela leg injury, but bracing to be without him for 4-to-6 weeks.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said on Monday that Capela will miss Tuesday's game against the Spurs and was getting an MRI. The Rockets have not released any information about the results. But L'Equipe, the respected French sports publication, reported the MRI showed Capela suffered a broken fibula and will likely miss several weeks. Capela is getting another scan to confirm the injury but likely has a broken fibula, a bone between the knee and ankle, a person with knowledge of his medical visit told the Chronicle.
December 7, 2021 | 8:26 pm EST Update
Upon further examination, a CT scan revealed that Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has a pneumothorax (right lung), the team announced today. McCollum sustained the injury during the 4th quarter of Portland’s game versus Boston on December 4. He will be further evaluated before a prognosis is determined and his status will be updated accordingly.
Casey Holdahl: In more injury news, Anfernee Simons (right ankle), Ben McLemore (left hip), Nassir Little (left ankle) and Cody Zeller (right quad) are questionable while CJ McCollum (right pneumothorax) and Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy) are out for Wednesday’s game vs. Golden State.
Jason Anderson: The Kings are listing Harrison Barnes (foot) and Maurice Harkless (knee) as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic. Neemias Queta (G League), Jahmi’us Ramsey (G League) and Robert Woodard II (G League) are out.
Mark Medina: Clippers list Nicolas Batum as questionable for tomorrow’s game vs Celtics. He’s cleared NBA health and safety protocols, but status uncertain amid conditioning concerns
Jovan Buha: When asked about his job security, Frank Vogel said he’s not worried and that he believes he has management’s support. He said he hasn’t spoken to Rob Pelinka about how the Lakers’ 12-12 affects his job status.