According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley is going under the knife and will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. 

The operation will leave the 28-year-old out for three weeks–roughly 20 games. With him out, the Rockets defense will be even more porous, since Beverley is far-and-away their best perimeter defender.

Eric Gordon will get moved into the other starting guard spot, and Houston’s offense will be firing on all cylinders for sure.

Beverley got voted to the All-Defensive second team back in 2013-14, and he’s gained a reputation as one the NBA’s most tough and fierce defenders–at least in the eyes of his peers.

When the NBA released its annual GM survey, Beverley was befuddled as to why he wasn’t voted as one of the toughest guys in the league by executives.

Regardless, defense is his best asset, but he’s also struggled to stay healthy since the start of his career four years ago. Last year, Beverley set a career-high with 71 games played after playing a combined 153 over the three years prior.

He averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and shot 40 percent from three over the course of those games.

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