The Chris Clemons injury happened Tuesday night in a Houston Rockets preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs. It looked as if it was a freak accident. The initial diagnosis is a torn right Achilles tendon. The first to tweet the initial diagnosis.
How did the Chris Clemons injury happen?
In the game, Chris Clemons hit a 3-pointer, which was a good part of the sequence. The bad part was when he got back on defense. He weirdly planted his foot and immediately went down in pain. By the looks of a replay, it looked like a lower leg injury. This noncontact injury will set this kid back in his development.
Chris Clemons Working From the Gound Up
Clemons is a 5’9 point guard that had great fame in college. In 2019, he was the NCAA’S leading scorer with 30.1 points a game. In 2019, he graduated from Campbell University and was picked up by the Houston Rockets as an undrafted free agent.
Clemons played in the NBA summer league in 2019 with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Later he signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Houston Rockets. On October 17th, he signed a two-way contract.
On November 3, Clemons started taking advantage of every opportunity he had. This day he started his first day due to Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon was sidelined with injuries. He scored a career-high 16 points in a win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nearly two months later, the Houston Rockets converted his contract into a standard NBA contract.
Chris Clemons Injury Will Set Him Back
Clemons is only 23 years old. He had to climb up the leader to get to where he is now. He was great at the Big Sky Conference in college, but the Conference doesn’t recognize the big five conferences.
With Russell Westbrook gone from the Houston Rockets, he was eyeing a chance to be a solid bench scorer and possibly start some games. Although Clemons’s injury came early in his career, this will definitely set him back. The MRI on Wednesday will tell more about the story. The devastating Achilles Tendon tear could set him back for the whole 2020-2021 NBA season.
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