Stephen Silas, while talking to reporters before the Houston Rockets game against the San Antonio Spurs, talked about rookie Usman Garuba’s injury in his right wrist that was expected to sideline him for some time.
“He fell. I was talking to him about it. He was like, ‘Yeah, I fell, and I didn’t think it was that bad.’ But it turns out it’s pretty bad. He’s going to be out for a while. There is some talk about him needing surgery.”
According to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, Garuba will undergo surgery on his wrist and will be out for the next six to eight weeks.
Houston Rockets F Usman Garuba of Spain – the No. 23 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft – will undergo right wrist surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2022
The Spaniard forward was picked late in the first round, 23rd pick overall, by the Rockets in the 2021 NBA Draft and is part of the young core of players that will be a part of the future of the franchise.
Nevertheless, he is still trying to gain minutes and opportunities in the team’s rotation. Garuba has played 15 games this season and is averaging 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game.