Patrick Beverley has averaged 1.4 steals per game for the Rockets this season. (Bill Baptist/National Basketball/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has opted against having surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to return to the team at some point this season, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Beverley suffered the injury in the team's victory over the 76ers on Thursday night, and many believed he would not play again this year, but the point guard spoke with Dr. James Andrews on Monday and has decided to attempt a comeback without surgery.
The second-year player will be listed as week-to-week and hopes to return in time to help the fourth-seeded Rockets in their upcoming playoff run with his signature tenacious defense. Jeremy Lin will continue to start until Beverley is cleared to return.