Patrick Beverley Injury: Updates on Rockets PG's Knee and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2014

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Updates from Saturday, April 12

The Rockets report Beverley is back in the starting lineup:

Updates from Friday, April 11

Jason Friedman of has news regarding Beverley's status:

Houston Chronicle reporter Jonathan Feigen has an update on Beverley:

Updates from Saturday, April 5

Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on Beverley: 

Updates from Monday, March 31

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the latest on Patrick Beverley's injured knee:

Updates from Saturday, March 29

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle provides an update on Beverley, who will visit Dr. James Andrews:

Updates from Friday, March 28

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Beverley has a torn meniscus, and the timeline for his return is unclear:

Adam Wexler of CSN has head coach Kevin McHale's reaction to the injury:

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Patrick Beverley left the Houston Rockets' Thursday night game against the Philadelphia 76ers after reportedly spraining his knee, per the team's Twitter account:

The Rockets provided an update after the game:

Beverley had already been fighting flu-like symptoms, so the knee sprain just added to what was a bad night for the 25-year-old:

Beverley is a key piece of the Rockets defensively. His skill set helps to offset James Harden and Chandler Parsons' affinity for the offensive side of the game. He's one of those players who's always running around the court wreaking havoc. His 1.4 steals per game are second on the team.

How long he might be out has not yet been announced by the team. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle wondered if Houston will have its starting point guard when it takes on Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday:

If it's only a knee sprain he suffered, it'd be surprising if Beverley missed a significant amount of time. However, he'll be sorely missed if he is in fact absent on Saturday against the Clippers.