Kevin McHale Says Patrick Beverley ‘Probably Won’t Come Back’

Houston Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley has torn ligaments in his left wrist, and head coach Kevin McHale doesn’t expect to have him back in the lineup anytime soon.

Beverley hasn’t been officially ruled out for the remainder of the season—he’s seeking the opinions of various specialists to gauge whether it’s possible to play through the injury—but McHale sounds pessimistic.

Beverley, a defensive irritant, has put up averages of 10.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 56 games.

Per the Houston Chronicle:

“I’m not sure about Pat,” McHale said. “Probably won’t come back.”


Multiple individuals with knowledge of the process said on Sunday that no decision has been made. But McHale’s comment, distinguishing Beverley from Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou, indicated that with Beverley’s condition, the Rockets might still hope for the best, but are preparing for the worst.