Houston Rockets center Christian Wood, who left Thursday night’s game in a wheelchair after rolling his right ankle, underwent an MRI on Friday and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle.
Wood will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis, according to a team statement.
.@memorialhermann Injury Update
Rockets GM Rafael Stone announced that following an MRI today, Dr. Alfred A. Mansour of Memorial Hermann has diagnosed center Christian Wood with a right ankle sprain. Wood will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis. pic.twitter.com/LMIpu4B5wG
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 6, 2021
While driving down the lane in transition against the Grizzlies, Wood landed awkwardly and pounded the floor in agony. After several minutes, he limped off the floor with the assistance of teammates and was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.
Wood, who has emerged as an All-Star candidate by averaging 22.0 points and 10.2 rebounds this season, missed three games after spraining the same ankle on Jan. 20.