HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets forward Carlos Delfino is out for the rest of the season because of a bone fracture in his right foot.
Delfino was forced to leave midway through the second quarter of Game 5 Wednesday at Oklahoma City after experiencing soreness in his right foot.
The team says Delfino’s injury was confirmed with a CT scan on Thursday.
Delfino will miss the rest of the 2013 playoffs and will require surgery in the offseason.
“Carlos has played a large role in our success so far this season and we are disappointed for him that he will not be able to finish out this playoff run,” said Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. “Carlos would love nothing more than to be out there with his teammates as they prepare for tonight’s Game 6, but this is the type of injury that requires a surgical repair. We expect he will be fully recovered in time for the start of next season.”
Delfino is an eight-year NBA veteran from Argentina. He’s played in 67 games (five starts) during the regular season and averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. This postseason he’s averaged 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in five playoff appearances.