Rockets' Jalen Green out at least 1 week with strained left hamstring

Published November 27, 2021, 8:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The Houston rookie will be reevaluated in a week after injuring his hamstring on Wednesday.

Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green will be reevaluated in one week after being diagnosed with a strained left hamstring, coach Stephen Silas told reporters Friday.

Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, suffered the injury in the first quarter of Wednesday’s 118-113 win against the Chicago Bulls. He exited the game with 11 points (4-of-5 shooting) in 11 minutes and did not return.

There’s no official timetable for Green’s return, but the 19-year-old rookie can be expected to miss a minimum of three or four games.

Green has started every contest this season for Houston, averaging 14 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in roughly 30 minutes a night. The available minutes will likely be split between Eric Gordon, D.J. Augustin, Garrison Mathews and Armoni Brooks.

The Rockets (2-16) are currently last in the Western Conference standings.