December 27, 2017, 8:52 am
Just when the Rockets got back their big man after a heel injury his career season will again be put on hold for a couple games. There has been no word on the need for surgery to fix the issue so owners are most likely looking at a short term absence. Nene will takeover as the starting center while Houston will deploy more small-ball lineups in his absence. Capela has been one of the best stories of the season returning top-25 value for his owners but he has had trouble staying healthy in his short career.
Update: Fiegen says that the return date will depend on when Capela’s swelling goes down enough to wear a mask.
Capela's adrenaline was so high during the game, he did not cite any pain until after the game. When he returns would depend on when swelling goes down enough to wear a mask.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 27, 2017