Veteran center Marcus Camby, who is with the Houston Rockets to back up Dwight Howard, will miss at least several weeks and possibly a couple of months with a torn plantar fascia.
As reported by Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com, Camby has been injury prone the past several seasons, having played in only 24 games last season and 59 in each of the prior two seasons. The Rockets probably could have anticipated something like this to happen. Camby reported to the Houston Chronicle about the nature of the injury and the upcoming plan on treating the injury.
“My plantar fascia is torn,” Camby said. “I’m trying to do whatever I can to avoid surgery. We’re just going to rehab it and see how it goes in the next two weeks and take it from there. We don’t want to rehab it and nurse it and have it still be lingering. That is something I’m going to sit back and figure out and definitely look toward long term, as the season progresses to the second half of the season. I have to be smart about it.”The injury leaves the Rockets thin in the front court with a four man rotation consisting of Howard, Omer Asik, Donatas Motiejunas and Greg Smith.
Camby has played with seven teams during his 17 year career. Last season he averaged only 1.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in slightly over 10 minutes per game. He has career averages of 9.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots per game.