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Thunder injury update: Steven Adams will not return to game at Houston

Steven Adams was positioning himself for an offensive rebound when Houston center Clint Capela went flying into Adams's left side.

The two crashed to the ground, Capela landing on top of Adams. Adams rolled onto his stomach and shook as he pushed himself back onto his feet.

Less than two minutes into the game, Capela was issued a Flagrant 1 foul for the play. Adams did not play for the rest of the game.

The Thunder center headed toward the locker room after the collision, but in order to keep open the possibility of returning, Adams had to take the free throws awarded for the flagrant foul.

He returned to the floor, missed both foul shots, and limped back to the tunnel.

During the second quarter, the Thunder announced that Adams was questionable to play with a left ankle sprain. Early in the third, he was downgraded to out.

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Sweat drips from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) as he smiles during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Sweat drips from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) as he smiles during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-763e1c1ddd7a56c2beace8a57bcaefde.jpg" alt="Photo - Sweat drips from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) as he smiles during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Sweat drips from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) as he smiles during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Sweat drips from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) as he smiles during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
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