Rockets C Capela undergoes thumb surgery, expected back after All-Star break
Clint Capela underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on Thursday, the Houston Rockets announced.
Capela is expected back after the All-Star break, according to ESPN. His recovery time is listed as four to six weeks.
The 24-year-old is averaging career highs in points (17.6) and rebounds (12.6) this season.
He signed a five-year, $90million contract extension this offseason.
Houston are 25-19 and tied for fifth place in the Western Conference standings.
Medical Update: #Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced that earlier today, center Clint Capela underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Capela is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks. pic.twitter.com/Q7InU3WRpc— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 18, 2019