Wednesday , Nov , 23 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets’ Sura sidelined following back surgery

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets guard Bob Sura underwent back
surgery on Tuesday and could be lost for the season.

The surgery was performed to repair a ruptured disc in his back.

Sura has yet to play a game this season after averaging 10.3 points, 5.5
rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest in 61 games, including 59 starts last
year, his first season with the Rockets.

Houston, which has lost four in a row, is going through a tough time with
injuries. All-Star Tracy McGrady missed Tuesday’s 102-93 loss to the Mavericks
with a strained back and guard Rafer Alston missed his third straight contest
with a hairline fracture in his fibula.

Rookie Luther Head, starting in place of McGrady, scored a career-high 28
points and pulled down seven rebounds. Yao Ming had 20 points and Derek
Anderson added 19 for Houston on Tuesday.

Also, shooting guard Dion Glover underwent right knee surgery on Tuesday and
is sidelined indefinitely.