The Houston Rockets announced Monday that injured point guard Patrick Beverley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.
It was reported last week that Beverley would likely need surgery, although the decision wasn’t made right away as he sought out multiple opinions. The point guard injured the wrist on March 23 against the Indiana Pacers.
Beverley averaged 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists this season prior to getting hurt. He shot just 38.3 percent overall, but he was a solid three-point shooter at 35.6 percent and a strong perimeter defender.
Jason Terry will get the call as the starting point guard moving forward, while Pablo Prigioni and Nick Johnson will be the primary backups.
The Rockets have been battered by injuries all season long. Dwight Howard has missed nearly half the year, while Terrence Jones has missed significant time as well. Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou are currently both dealing with injuries.
Even with all the injuries, Houston is 50-23 and in the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference, thanks to James Harden’s consistent heroics throughout the season.