Rockets await test results on Alperen Sengun's knee, ankle

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Rockets leading scorer Alperen Sengun will undergo an MRI on his right knee and ankle, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, after he landed awkwardly late in Houston's 112-104 win over the Kings on Sunday.

The star big man was injured while challenging a shot by the Kings' Domantas Sabonis with under a minute to play in the fourth quarter in Sacramento.

Sengun appeared to be in immediate distress, and he left the court in a wheelchair after several minutes on the baseline, with his hands covering his face.

Speaking after the game, Rockets coach Ime Udoka said Sengun was undergoing X-rays and that the team would "know more shortly." An MRI is scheduled for Monday, sources told Wojnarowski.

"It doesn't diminish the win in general," Udoka said. "I think it was one of our best road wins. He had a huge part in that."

The 21-year-old Sengun, who had 14 points prior to the injury, is averaging a career-high 21.2 points in his third season.

"Injuries are part of the game," Rockets guardFred VanVleetsaid. "We all understand that when we signed up, but it's always tough to see your teammates go down, especially the young ones who haven't really been through it before."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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