NBA: Sprained knee sidelines Lin for two weeks

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets is helped off the court in the first quarter during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Center on Nov 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the NBA team said on F
Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets is helped off the court in the first quarter during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Center on Nov 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the NBA team said on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the NBA team said on Friday.

A statement on the team's Twitter feed said Lin was hurt in the first quarter of the Rockets' 113-84 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday.

Lin, the Taiwanese-American who became an NBA sensation as a Knicks reserve-turned-star in the 2011-2012 season, had started the last three games for the Rockets in place of James Harden, who was nursing a sore foot.

The Rockets hoped to have Harden back on Friday when they hosted the Brooklyn Nets, although he was listed as a game-time decision.

In 16 games this season, Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists. The Rockets said his injury status would be reevaluated in a fortnight.