News broke out that Houston Rockets’ number two pick Jalen Green left early in the first quarter game with an apparent hamstring injury.
Fans were quick to assume a nagging issue as pictures are surfacing that he had his left hamstring taped before his late first quarter outing. Green got fouled during a contested lay-up and was sent to the line for two free throws. After making both shots, he was seen making his way to the locker room to be evaluated.
Looks like Jalen Green was playing with some sort of tape on his hamstring even prior to the injury. If the staff was aware, not sure how I feel about it.
— Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) August 13, 2021
According to Rockets head coach Stephen Silas, Green is set to re-evaluate his hamstring injury and will likely miss three games.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 26, 2021
Fortunately, the win against the Chicago Bulls 118-113 merited Green to 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting, showcasing his scoring flashes and versatile explosiveness on the court. That good start gave the Rockets the competitive edge to win and finally snapping their 15-game losing streak. Houston Rockets organization and fans look forward to Green’s status.