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Patrick Beverley’s wrist is not getting better

But he’s playing through it, for now.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Beverley's wrist is still not feeling better, but he's been gutting it out for the team.

Just recently, Beverley opened up about what is going on with his wrist.

"It's like a sprained ankle," Patrick Beverley said of his right wrist. "It takes a little bit of time, but if you play on it, it takes a little more time."

To help him through his sprained right wrist, he's used tape to help keep everything tight. He did not share how long he'll need the tape or when the injury will heal, but it sounded like this is going to be something Beverley will have to deal with for a while.

Even though he's injured, don't expect this to keep him from being his all out, 100-mile-per-hour self.

"Go out there and play ball man," Beverley said when asked if he'll take it easy from here on out. "Whatever happens, happens. You know it's all up to the man above, and I've been living right lately, so I've been cool."

While this won't keep Beverley from playing his style of basketball, he said earlier this week that he hasn’t shot the ball at all during the last four practices.

It’s worth watching going forward; during the last three games, Beverley is shooting 16% from three-point range. The Rockets were without Eric Gordon the last two games, when they squeaked by the Charlotte Hornets and lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, so they can’t afford to lose Beverley in the lineup.

Now that the winning streak is over, when Gordon returns from his sprained left big toe, maybe Beverley will decide to rest his wrist. He went 3/4 from deep in his first game back, but that was clearly adrenaline. It’s a problem, and the Rockets will need him shooting back up above 38 percent to be as potent as they were when they went on two nine-game winning streaks.