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Howard (knee) is expected to be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard recently received a bone marrow injection in his ailing right knee and should be considered out for another month. In his absence, Joey Dorsey will likely continue to start and see extended time on the court.

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Howard received a bone marrow injection in his right knee and will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks, NBA.com's John Schuhmann reports.

Howard will be able to start rehabbing the injury immediately, as he was already working out on a bicycle Tuesday. If that timetable prior to his next evaluation holds, Howard would miss a minimum of 13 games, creating the opportunity for Donatas Motiejunas and Joey Dorsey to assume sizable minutes at the center spot. Health issues have limited Howard to just 32 games this season, with his per-game averages declining in just about every category from the 2013-14 campaign.

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Howard (knee) is expected to miss about a month, ESPN's Mark Stein reports.

Howard has already missed three consecutive games for the Rockets, but the recent development suggests he'll miss a handful more. The big man will continue to explore potential treatment options with hopes of returning at full strength for any potential playoff run. Look for Joey Dorsey, Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones to see heavy minutes down low for the duration of his absence.

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Howard will get a second opinion on his right knee and could be out an extended period of time, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Howard underwent an MRI on his knee Wednesday that revealed some fluid inside. It seems likely that he will no longer be in consideration for the All-Star Game due to the injury, but more information should become available following the second doctor visit.

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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.