Houston Rockets swingman Gerald Green's broken foot is believed to be worse than initially expected and the team fears the injury will rule him out for the 2019-20 season, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The 33-year-old is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot that would necessitate season-ending surgery, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Green will see another specialist Tuesday to confirm the prognosis.
Green first hurt his foot in a preseason contest against the Toronto Raptors in Japan. He was attempting to pass the ball to the 3-point line after a drive but appeared to step awkwardly on his foot. He then left the game and did not return.
Initial reports on Green's timeline suggested he could miss "a few months" with the injury.
Green is entering his third consecutive season with the Rockets and 13th in the league. The veteran has served as an important element off the bench with Houston. He averaged 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds last season in 20.2 minutes per game and shot 35.4% from distance.