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Jimmer Fredette may miss Houston Rockets matchup because of knee injury

The Shanghai Sharks Jimmer Fredette (32) battles for the ball against the Houston Rockets Isaiah Taylor (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
The Shanghai Sharks Jimmer Fredette (32) battles for the ball against the Houston Rockets Isaiah Taylor (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
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Jimmer Fredette had his own signature shoe released this week, but you won't see him wearing it on the floor for the Shanghai Sharks anytime soon.

Sources confirmed to the Deseret News that Fredette suffered a knee injury before heading back to China that could keep him on the sidelines for an estimated three to four weeks.

While the injury shouldn't cause him to miss any CBA games, he may not be on the floor when the Sharks return to Houston to square off with the NBA's Rockets on Oct. 5. He already missed the first game of this week's Merlion Cup, where the Sharks look to defend their title.

In his absence, the Sharks came from behind to defeat Indonesia's Satria Muda Pertamina 81-69 on Wednesday in pool play.

Fredette is heading into his second season with the Sharks, whom he led to a 30-8 record in 2016-17 before they were dispatched in the first round of the playoffs. He averaged better than 37 points per game while adding four 50-point games.