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.

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