The Houston Rockets, off to a blazing 9-3 start this season, have received a bit of bad news. Big man Dwight Howard, who was averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds through the team's first ten games, will now be sidelined indefinitely because of a strained right knee. The injury had already caused Howard to miss Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, and he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy, which sounds like an alien technology, to help with the recovery process. 

Howard is hoping that he doesn't have to miss too much time as he looks to return to a Rockets team that has been holding opponents to just 92 points per game on 41 percent shooting, good for second in the league. 

"It feels a lot better," Howard said Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I had to get a shot in it to clear some of the stuff out of it. I'm trying to do whatever I can to get back on the floor."

The therapy Howard received is the same one Kobe Bryant got in 2013. So perhaps Kobe wasn't actually calling Howard a p***y, but was instead yelling "plasma!" to try and help Howard out. 

[Via ESPN]