Report: Sam Dekker Suffers Fractured Left Hand


Mark Berman has reported that Rockets forward Sam Dekker suffered a broken left hand in Sunday’s win against the Phoenix Suns. The injury took place during a fourth quarter collision with Suns guard Devin Booker. The timetable for Dekker’s return is three to four weeks, which would roughly be in the middle of the first round of the playoffs.

This injury isn’t coming at the greatest time for the Rockets. Ryan Anderson is still out with an ankle injury, so there isn’t much wiggle room at the forward position. Luckily, newly acquired Troy Williams was able to have the game of his life Sunday night. Expect to see him have a lot of minutes as the Rockets have five games left in the regular season. Him and Montreal Harrell will both have to fill the void while Anderson and Dekker are recovering from their injuries.

The Rockets will want Dekker to be able to play during the playoffs. He’s been in a slump recently, but he has contributed well throughout the season with his athleticism, rebounding and perimeter shooting. Dekker is currently averaging 6.5 PPG and 3.7 RPG on the season. Hopefully, he will be good to go in a month and help the Rockets have a deep playoff run.

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