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Rodrick Rhodes Out Up to 10 Weeks

January 15, 1999

HOUSTON (AP) _ Rodrick Rhodes, one of only four signed players on the Houston Rockets, will be sidelined for up to 10 weeks after tearing a chest muscle while lifting weights.

Rhodes, 25, a second-year swingman, was undergoing surgery Friday for the injury, described as a torn pectoral tendon.

``This hurts us with our depth,″ Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said Thursday. ``It puts us in a tough position.″

The Rockets head into next week, when NBA teams can start signing players for the lockout-shortened season, with only three other players under contract _ Hakeem Olajuwon, Brent Price and Roy Rogers.

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