David Nwaba to undergo wrist surgery, out six weeks
Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets head coach Stephen Silas announced today that wing David Nwaba is set to undergo wrist surgery and will miss a minimum of six weeks of game action, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Nwaba strained his wrist while dunking in a lopsided 133-84 loss to the Grizzlies this past Sunday.

The absence of Nwaba is yet another blow to the reeling Rockets, losers of a league-leading 12 games in a row. Nwaba will join starting center Christian Wood and reserve guard Dante Exum as the third Rockets player to be currently sidelined with a long-term injury.

In 28 games for the swooning Rockets, Nwaba has proved a valuable role-playing contributor. The 28-year-old swingman, an athletic defender out of California Polytechnic State University, is averaging 9.4 PPG (a career high) and 3.7 RPG.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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