Ty Lawson Injury: Updates on Rockets Guard's Ankle and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 5, 2016

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 6:  Ty Lawson #3 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during a preseason game on October 6, 2015 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets won't be able to count upon Ty Lawson for the time being, with the veteran point guard suffering from a sprained ankle, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. However, after a three-game suspension, he is ready to make his return. 

Continue for updates.


Lawson Active vs. Timberwolves

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Jerry Zgoda of the Houston Chronicle reported Lawson is back for Wednesday's game.


Injuries, Fit Have Slowed Lawson 

The point guard dealt with a hamstring injury before the 2014-15 NBA regular season began, but he was still able to play in the Denver Nuggets' opener and missed only seven games. It was a turbulent stint for Lawson in Denver, though, leading him to be traded to Houston this offseason.

The Western Conference shows no mercy due to its plethora of playoff-caliber teams. The Rockets' disappointing start has continued through December. Houston sits eighth with a 16-19 record, and some of the team's problems stem from Lawson's lackluster play. In 32 games, he's averaging 6.4 points and 4.3 assists.

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