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Howard (knee/ankle) will not travel on the Rockets' upcoming two-game road trip, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard, who was diagnosed with a knee injury Wednesday to go along with his sprained ankle, will miss games Friday and Saturday. It's not yet clear if he will miss further action beyond this weekend, but if he is still not 100 percent later next week, the Rockets might consider holding him out through the upcoming All-Star break.

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Howard underwent an MRI Wednesday that revealed a buildup of fluid in his right knee, and he will be reevaluated over the next few days, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard was already dealing with a sprained right ankle, and he is now dealing with a separate and potentially more serious setback. The Rockets figure to provide an update on his status in the near future, but after sitting out the last two games, it would seem he is in danger of missing further action.

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Howard (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Mavericks, FOX 26 KRIV reports.

Howard will miss his second game in a row due to a sprained right ankle, which tweaked during Tuesday's practice. In his stead, Joey Dorsey will get the nod at center.

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Howard (ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

Coach Kevin McHale said he would be "shocked" if Howard played Wednesday, so owners should plan on being without him. Meanwhile Terrence Jones will make his return from a long absence with a leg injury, adding a little depth to the frontcourt. Look for Joey Dorsey to start at center.

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Howard tweaked his ankle in practice Tuesday and will be a game-time decision Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

He originally sprained the ankle Friday and missed Sunday's game, but now it seems he may be a little worse off after Tuesday's practice. Should Howard miss Wednesday's game, Joey Dorsey could get another start, but is not a lock to see typical starter's minutes.

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Howard (ankle) is considered questionable to play Wednesday against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard sprained his ankle Friday against the Suns and sat out Sunday's win over the Lakers. While the injury isn't serious, Howard is still battling swelling and could be held out again. If that's the case, expect Joey Dorsey to make another start in his place. Dorsey played 25 minutes in Sunday's contest, as the Rockets opted to use a small-ball lineup for much of the game.

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Howard (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Lakers, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

Howard's ankle sprain is not thought to be overly serious, so he may be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. Joey Dorsey is expected to pick up a good chunk of Howard's minutes Sunday night, and the Rockets may utilize some very small lineups.

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Howard is not expected play against the Lakers on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard is dealing with a sprained ankle and the Rockets don't want to risk further injury, especially since they're playing the Lakers. Joey Dorsey is expected to see extended time on the court in Howard's absence, although Howard seemed optimistic about being able to play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Howard (ankle) was unable to participate in Sunday's morning shootaround and will be considered a game-time decision against the Lakers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard's unavailability for shootaround doesn't bode well for his status, but there still remains hope that he's saving himself for when it matters. If Howard is ultimately unable to play, expect Joey Dorsey to see extended time on the court.

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Howard (ankle) is considered questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard suffered a sprained ankle against the Suns on Friday and was forced off the court in the first quarter. His status will likely be updated after Sunday's morning shootaround.