Report: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley Cleared To Play In Game 2 After MRI

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will play in Game 2 even though he looked to be hurting near the end of Portland’s Game 1 win in Houston on Sunday.

Beverley reportedly received an MRI and it revealed no further damage to his knee which he injured in the last month of the season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports:

After undergoing an MRI on his damaged right knee Monday morning, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has been cleared to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against Portland on Wednesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The MRI showed no new damage to Beverley’s right knee, sources said. Beverley suffered a torn meniscus in the knee on March 27.

The Houston Rockets released a statement via their twitter account stating that a knee examination revealed “no acute issues.” He is “day-to-day” but “likely available” for Game 2.

Beverley scored 9 points on 3-of-8 shooting, grabbed 6 rebounds and had two assists. He guarded Damian Lillard for much of the game although Lillard still finished with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in his first career playoff game.

Game 2 will be on Wednesday at 6:30 on TNT and KGW.


Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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