Paul, who did not play down the stretch of Tuesday night's season opener against the Golden State Warriors, missed Wednesday's clash with the Sacramento Kings and has already been ruled out for Saturday's home opener against the Dallas Mavericks.
According to Stein, the Rockets will continue to list him as "day-to-day."
Following Tuesday's 122-121 win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters the point guard was "dragging his leg a little bit" and that he felt it was necessary to remove him from the game.
With Paul absent, the Rockets started reigning Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon in his place Wednesday evening. Gordon finished the 105-100 win with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists.
The timing of Paul's injury is hardly ideal considering the Rockets were looking forward to building chemistry between him and new running mate James Harden, but Houston can take solace in the fact that Harden is more than capable of taking the reins.
Through two games, the 2016-17 MVP runner-up is averaging 27.0 points, 9.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game on 40.9 percent shooting from the field and 34.8 percent shooting from three.
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