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Rockets ‘Relieved’ with Alperen Sengun Injury Update; Likely Done for Season

Although Alperen Sengun is likely going to miss the rest of this season, the Houston Rockets are relieved that the talented young big man avoided a major injury.

If you heard a large sigh of relief coming from the general Houston area on Tuesday, it was likely the Houston Rockets and their fan base reacting to the latest injury update regarding talented young big man Alperen Sengun.

Although Sengun avoided a major injury, The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting that his Grade 3 ankle sprain will likely keep him sidelined for the remainder of this season.

Alperen Sengun

“Sources tell me Alperen Sengun has suffered a Grade 3 right ankle sprain, he will miss several weeks,” Charania said. “Tremendous sigh of relief, but this likely ends his regular season.”

In 63 games, Sengun averaged 21.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists while shooting 53.7 percent from the field in his breakout third season. With the Rockets likely to miss the postseason, there’s no reason to rush Sengun back into action and risk further damage to his ankle. He will recover and come back stronger next season.

"It sucks, injuries are a part of the game," Fred VanVleet said after Houston’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "It is always tough to see your teammates go down. It was a scary-looking injury. A scary-looking fall.”