Just when he was having the best season of his short career so far, Christian Wood will have to wait a couple of games until he's able to return fully-fit.
The Houston Rockets confirmed Wood was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and will be evaluated weekly.
.@memorialhermann Injury Update— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 6, 2021
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
The 25 year-old is averaging a career-best 22.3 points and 10.4 rebounds in his first season with the Rockets.
It took him quite some time to get adapted to the league. After going undrafted, making multiple G-League and overseas stops as well as non-guaranteed deals, Wood seems like he has finally found his footing in the association.
Christian Wood is not only capable of playing in the paint but also able to stretch the floor. His 39.1% shooting from beyond the arc is a prove of his shot improvement.
The center signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Houston Rockets during the offseason.