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Rockets Issue New Injury Update For James Harden

A closeup view of James Harden in his Rockets uniform.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half of a game against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on April 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

James Harden suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday night's loss to the Utah Jazz. Here is the latest on the status of the Houston Rockets' star guard.

The Rockets announced this evening that Harden, who has dealt with hamstring injuries before, will miss his team's next two games.

NBA insider Marc Stein had the details:

"The Rockets say James Harden (hamstring) will miss the next two games," he tweeted.

"Rockets say: Following an MRI this morning, Harden was diagnosed with a Grade 1-Plus left hamstring strain."

Harden was held out of practice today. The reigning MVP does not believe his injury to be a serious one, but he's playing it safe.

"It's probably closer to a strain than it is tightness," Mike D'Antoni told reporters today. "He wouldn't have gone out if it was just tight. He probably felt a little bit more, I'm sure. But I don't want to jump ahead. I don't know exactly. I expect tomorrow will be tough [for Harden to play]. After that, I don't know."

Harden had said following the game that he didn't think it was serious.

"It's nothing serious, nothing serious," Harden told reporters. "It's nothing close to last year. Just being cautious."

Harden and the Rockets have gotten off to a tough start this season, losing three of their first four games. Stay tuned.