Rockets say Chris Paul is ‘week-to-week’ with knee injury
Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, right, steps over Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) after losing the ball out of bounds during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets may be without All-Star point guard Chris Paul for weeks because of an injured left knee.
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters in Houston on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that the team will hold Paul out until the knee is completely healed. The team has not offered any specifics on the injury, other than the knee is bruised.
D’Antoni said Paul’s status is “more week-to-week” than day-to-day, and that there’s no firm timetable for a return.
Paul labored through Houston’s season-opening win at Golden State on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). He didn’t play when the Rockets faced Sacramento on Wednesday (Thrusday, PHL time). Houston plays its home opener Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) against Dallas.
Paul was traded to the Rockets by the Los Angeles Clippers over the summer.