Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless has sprained an ankle while training with Puerto Rico in international competition, according to reports.
Team beat reporter Casey Holdahl broke the news this morning on twitter:
According to a translated report, @moe_harkless has a sprained ankle, could potentially miss playing for Puerto Rico at FIBA Americas— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) August 26, 2015
Holdahl follows up with a link to the report:
Here's that report http://t.co/sp8aMOfZjk— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) August 26, 2015
According to Primera Hora, a Puerto Rican newspaper, Harkless is flying home today to be evaluated by Blazers team doctors. The injury is described as "mild."
Harkless, 22, was traded to the Blazers in early July via the Orlando Magic for a heavily-protected future second-round pick and is expected to compete for playing time at backup small forward this fall. Puerto Rico was scheduled to begin play in the FIBA Americas tournament next Monday.
No timetable has been released for Harkless' return to the court.
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