USA Today's Sam Amick just dropped a bomb: Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury.
It's a cruel reversal of roles after Motiejunas established himself as a starter while Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones missed time due to injury.
Another huge hit for Houston: I'm told Donatas Motiejunas is out for the season with his back injury. Story to come at @USATODAYsports— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 8, 2015
The news comes as a surprise after the Rockets quietly pulled Motiejunas out of the lineup on March 27th with reports of a sore back and a 1 - 2 week timeline for his return.
Motiejunas last played on March 25th against the New Orleans Pelicans where he logged 37 minutes.