Houston Rockets: Christian Wood says he’s getting closer to return

Houston Rockets: Christian Wood says he’s getting closer to return

Houston Rockets center Christian Wood is getting closer to his return to the court, since he was ruled out due to injury on Feb. 4.

Before his injury, the Rockets won seven of the last eight games Wood played. Since his injury, Houston is on a seven-game losing streak.

In an interview during Saturday practice, the Rockets’ rising star shared an update on his condition as he’s working back his way into on-court NBA action.

(via USA Today Sports)

“I’m doing great. The rehab process has been going extremely well. I’ve been attacking it. Everything is looking good. I’ve been doing more training stuff, a little bit of on-the-court stuff. Not trying to put too much on it (the ankle). …

I thought it was broke, at the time, just because of how high the swelling was, and the way it was looking. They thought it was broke. But it turns out it wasn’t, and there was no structural damage. So, we’re good.

If I had it my way, I would tell you I could play the next game. But I don’t think my coaches or teammates would allow that. I don’t think they would even let me on the court. But I’m thirsty and happy to try and get back. I want to come back before All-Star break. If I had to give you a percentage of where my ankle is, I’d probably tell you 80 percent.”

Wood is averaging 22.0 points and 10.2 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game in the 2020-21 season. The Rockets are scoring 111 points per 100 possessions, when Wood is taking the floor being deadly in pick & roll and pick & pop situations.

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