Despite the fact that Rockets guard James Harden dazzled with a career-high 50 points in a 118-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, Houston must’ve been somewhat discouraged that big man Terrence Jones exited the contest with an injury midway through the first quarter as he scrapped for a loose ball and collided with Denver’s Kenneth Faried.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale stated after the win that Jones, who missed a huge chunk of the season due to a nerve injury in his leg, would be ‘done for a little bit,‘ as he went to a Houston hospital on to undergo further testing.
Unfortunately for Houston, McHale’s fears regarding Jones were confirmed as the Rockets announced on Friday afternoon that he has been diagnosed with a partially collapsed lung and will miss at least one week.
McHale confirms Terrence Jones out with pneumothorax (partially collapsed lung). Will be reevaluated in a week.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 20, 2015
Jones, who is averaging 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season, scored 10 points in nine minutes of action before exiting the game for good with the injury.