He won’t be back for Houston’s next game, either.
Mark Berman of Fox 26:
It’s not a great sign that the Rockets already ruled out Howard a day in advance. That suggests he’s not particularly close to returning.
Howard had been on a tear, averaging 19.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in Houston’s previous six games – four wins. He has helped the Rockets climb to 22-22, seventh in the West.
Houston loses a lot of talent and a lot of margin for error with Howard sidelined.