Report: Rockets Guard "Isn't Close" To Returning

Who knew that a toe injury could cause this much pain? The Houston Rockets were without off-guard Kevin Porter Jr. for the 10th consecutive game on Wednesday night, and according to the latest report on his status, he "isn't close to returning." 

Porter has yet to begin any basketball activities since suffering the injury to his left big toe on January 11th. And there's currently no timetable for his return. 

“It’s just irritated. It’s something to do with my joint, but it’ll be fine,” Porter said. “We’ve just been taking it a day at a time, really.”

“It sucks but injuries are a part of the game. Try not to get too low, try not to get too high," added Porter. "I thought I was gonna be back faster than this."

The injury occurred when his teammate Jae'Sean Tate was pushed into him and they collided. "It was just a freakish accident," said Porter. 

The Rockets guard was averaging 19.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists. 

This isn't the first time a player has missed a big chunk of time due to a big toe injury this season. New Orleans Pelicans' star Brandon Ingram missed two months with his toe injury, and only just returned last week. 

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