Patrick Beverley Expects to Return This Season from Torn Meniscus

by March 31, 2014

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley’s status is up in the air for the remainder of the season, but he seems pretty confident that we’ll see him on the court again soon. Beverley says knee surgery was not initially recommended by doctors. Per the Houston Chronicle:

“No one was going to remove anything,” Beverley said. “We haven’t even discussed surgery yet. It looks to the point I think I might not have to get surgery. We don’t know. We have to see Dr. (James) Andrews on Monday for him to make his educated decision about that.”

Removing, rather than repairing, the torn part of the meniscus generally allows a player to return more quickly. Beverley said Andrews has reviewed his test results. The Rockets list Beverley as day-to-day.

“I feel pretty good,” Beverley said. “I feel like I knocked knees with somebody. It hurt a lot the first day. I don’t really feel a lot of pain today, which is a good sign. No swelling. So I’m going to go see the best knee doctor in the country. I spoke to him on the phone. He has seen it. It really looks good. We’ll see how long it lasts. It may be 10 to 14 days, maybe four weeks. He just has to get his hand on it and see how it is.

“I don’t feel a lot of pain, which is a great thing. No swelling, which is a great thing. It wasn’t in the same area a lot of players tore their meniscus. I feel pretty confident about it.

“I know how my body reacts to certain things. I know how I feel. I feel great. I feel like if I put on the brace I’ll be all right to play today. We have to get his opinion and see where we go from there. If I feel healthy, I’m going to play.”