Houston Rockets star Christian Wood (ankle sprain) is week-to-week

Feb 1, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (35) dunks as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) and center Al Horford (42) look on during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets center Christian Wood will miss time with a right ankle sprain he sustained in a 115-103 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.

Wood limped off the court in the third quarter and was eventually taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.

An MRI on Friday confirmed the injury and the Rockets said Wood will be evaluated weekly for a potential return.

The 6-foot-10 Wood, who has emerged as a potential All-Star in his first season with the Rockets, missed three games in late January when he sprained the same ankle.

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A starter in Houston, Wood is averaging 22.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his first 17 games.

Wood, 25, spent his first 3 1/2 NBA seasons as a little-used journeyman reserve, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers (2015-16), Charlotte Hornets (2016-17), Milwaukee Bucks (2018-19), New Orleans Pelicans (2018-19) and Detroit (2019-20).

However, after the Pistons traded center Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 6 and installed Wood in the starting lineup, Wood responded by averaging 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds in the remaining 13 games of the season.

He entered 2019-20 averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds, having started just twice in 51 NBA games.

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–Field Level Media