Rodrick Rhodes Out Up to 10 Weeks
Jan. 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.