HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Rockets forward Carl Landry was shot in the left leg early today after a traffic incident while driving near his home.
He also disclocated a finger on his left hand.
The Rockets say they're thankful that Landry's injuries are relatively minor and that he's doing well. He was treated and released from a hospital.
The Rockets expect Landry to return to action in one to three weeks.
The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. (central time), a few hours after the Rockets returned from a 95-84 victory at New Orleans.
Houston police say a car with two occupants hit Landry's vehicle from behind.
Police say Landry was shot when he got out to inspect the damage, and the other vehicle left the scene.
The 6-foot-9 Landry has become a valuable player off the bench for the Rockets, averaging 9.3 points and five rebounds in his second NBA season.