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Rockets’ Terrence Jones spent night in hospital, out “a while” with rib injury

Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 11: Terrence Jones #6 of the Houston Rockets during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 11, 2015 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

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It happened in the middle of the first quarter: In the scramble for a loose ball, Wilson Chandler pushed the Rockets’ Terrence Jones, who fell forward and hit his ribs on the knee of Kenneth Faried.

Jones left the game not to return and spent Thursday night at the hospital for observation.

Fortunately it doesn’t appear to be anything worse than that, but Jones likely misses a few games for this. He will be missed as he has had some strong games recently, such as 16 points against the Clippers and 17 against the Trail Blazers.