April 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles up court against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Kyle Lowry Injury: Rockets PG Deals With Sports Hernia During Offseason

The Houston Rockets have been eliminated from the playoffs, which may be good for their point guard. Kyle Lowry will be recuperating from a sports hernia.

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Kyle Lowry Injury Update: Rockets PG Has Surgery For Sports Hernia

The Houston Rockets saw themselves eliminated from the 2012 NBA Playoffs in the final week of the regular season. The strike-shortened 2011-12 NBA season saw players racking up injuries in droves due to the frantic pace of the schedule. The Rockets were not immune to the injury bug, as point guard Kyle Lowry missed the last two games of the season due to suffering a sports hernia.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that Lowry had the surgery for his sports hernia on Tuesday. There is currently no timetable for when he is expected to return to action.

Lowry, who has been with Houston since 2009, was great for the team this past season, averaging 14.3 points per game and 6.6 assists per game. Lowry's minutes severely decreased as the season drew to a close, taking just three shots in seven minutes in an April 21 game against the Golden State Warriors before missing the last two games of the season against the Miami Heat and the New Orleans Hornets.

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Kyle Lowry To Miss Final Game Of The Season With Sports Hernia

Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry missed Sunday's game against the Miami Heat due to a sports hernia, and not only was Lowry out on Sunday he has been ruled out for the Rockets final game of the season. The injury occurred in first half of Saturday win over the Golden State Warriors. Lowry didn't play the entire second half after logging less than eight minutes.

This is the second injury that Lowry has suffered this year, the prior setback was a bacterial infection that kept Lowry out for one month and he just returned to the lineup two weeks ago. Lowry never got back to his old self once he returned from the bacteria injury, and now he is shutting it down for the rest of the season.

Goran Dragic replaced Lowry during his month-long access and played well during that stretch and he will continue to stay in the starting lineup for the final game this season.

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