Rockets’ Green sidelined with broken foot

Houston Rockets veteran guard Gerald Green could miss significant time with a broken left foot, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Green suffered the injury, which was initially diagnosed as a sprain, in Japan during the Rockets’ preseason matchups against the Toronto Raptors. Charania reports that Green will seek more medical opinions on the injury.

Green had been averaging 10.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.6 minutes over three games this preseason. He was a regular contributor off the bench for the Rockets last season, posting 9.2 points in 20.2 minutes per night over 73 games.

The Rockets will likely give guards Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore increased action off the bench as Green recovers.