Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 3/19/14
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard underwent an MRI yesterday, and it was determined that Howard has a left ankle strain. According to the Houston Chronicle, he will be re-evaluated today after practice.Howard missed Monday's game against the Jazz due to the injury, and he sat out Tuesday's practice as a precaution. Without Howard in the lineup the Rockets had no trouble handling the Jazz as they came out on top 124-86. Omer Asik took over the duties at center and had a solid night going for 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in 28 minutes.Bruce Baptist/Getty ImagesHoward's one and only missed game all season came against the Jazz on Monday. His status for Thursday night against the Timberwolves is questionable. If he cannot go expect Asik to start with Terrence Jones picking a lot of minutes at the power forward and center position.Howard has played in 66 games this season. He is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 34.1 minutes per game.The Rockets are curre...
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