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Rockets Chuck Hayes sprains ankle, out 2-4 weeks

Dec 30, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

Chuck Hayes dunk

You knew it was not going to be good when reports surfaced that Rockets forward Chuck Hayes had to leave practice Tuesday in a wheelchair.

Now comes the news that he will be out 2-4 weeks due to a moderate to severe sprain of his right ankle, according to reporter Jason Friedman.

Hayes has been the starting center in Houston lately — yes, at 6’6” because the Rockets are going small and running. On the season he has averaged six points and six boards a game, playing 21.5 minutes, but those numbers have been up recently as a starter.

Look for Brad Miller and Jordan Hill to get more minutes until Hayes returns.

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