Aaron Brooks out 2 weeks with ankle sprain
Posted on: November 7, 2010 6:28 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:33 pm
Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks is expected to miss at least two weeks with an ankle sprain. Posted by Ben Golliver. Rockets.com reports on Twitter that Houston point guard Aaron Brooks is out "at least two weeks with a sprained ankle" according to Rockets coach Rick Adelman. He will not play in Houston's game Sunday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Brooks, in his fourth year out of the University of Oregon, was voted the NBA's Most Improved Player last season and is known for his immense speed off the dribble, his ability to score the basketball and his improved play-making ability. He suffered the ankle injury in a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday and the Houston Chronicle reports that he was carried to the locker room. In Brooks' absence, Houston would like to turn to more-than-capable backup Kyle Lowry, but he has been dealing with back spasms that kept him out of the game against San Antonio. Rockets.com also reports that Lowry will not play against Minnesota, so look for promising rookie point guard Ishmael Smith to pick up the slack. The injuries add to a nightmare start for the Rockets, who had hoped to compete for a playoff spot, but are currently in last place in the Southwest Division at 0-5. The Rockets, as of Sunday afternoon, were the only remaining winless team in the entire league.