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Houston Rockets star out indefinitely with knee injury

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Houston Rockets starter, Patrick Beverley, has suffered a torn meniscus injury, according to reports.

The injury was sustained during the second quarter of Thursday's win against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Now listed as out indefinitely, Beverley is facing a lengthy layoff as he tries to recover from the same injury that he unwittingly inflicted upon Russell Westbrook after a collision during last year's Rockets- OKC playoff series.

As reported by Yahoo Sport's Adrian Wojnarowski, the timetable for Beverley's return is unclear and the loss of the 25-year old point guard could prove hugely detrimental to the Rocket's postseason ambitions.

Beverely has been in excellent form recently, and his presence will be missed by the team currently lying fourth in the Western Conference - especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Jeremy Lin is likely to replace Beverely in the starting line up but he has suffered offensively in recent times and coach Kevin McHale will be ruing his luck as the post season nears.

Beverley is the latest in a long line of NBA players to suffer a miniscus injury with the likes of Derrick Rose, Westbrook, and Blake Griffin sidelined previously. 

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