James Harden to miss two games with hamstring strain
James Harden’s hamstring injury will sideline him for a few games.
The Houston Rockets announced on Thursday that an MRI showed Harden has a Grade 1-plus hamstring strain. Harden will miss the team’s next two games and be re-evaluated before their road trip.
James Harden left during the fourth quarter of last night’s game vs. Utah. Following an MRI this morning, he was diagnosed with a Grade 1-Plus left hamstring strain. Harden will also miss the Rockets next two games and will be re-evaluated prior to upcoming road trip. #Rockets
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) October 25, 2018
The Rockets host the Clippers on Friday and the Blazers on Tuesday. They don’t play after that until next Friday, Nov. 2, when they begin a five-game road trip. This gives Harden over a week to rest and heal.
The Rockets have begun the season 1-3. Harden has averaged 28.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season.