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Nurkic Out, Harkless Probable, Leonard Questionable vs. Miami Heat

The Trail Blazers announced some surprise injury updates as they try to end their five-game skid on Wednesday.

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UPDATE (11:30 am): The Blazers have provided an injury update with two surprise downgrades: Nurkic and Meyers Leonard. Harkless has been upgraded.

Injured Trail Blazers Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless have both been upgraded questionable for the team’s game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, according to Trail Blazers Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl. Nurkic (right ankle sprain) and Harkless (left quad contusion) have each missed two games so far.

Upon healthy return, Nurkic will relegate Meyers Leonard to the bench while it remains unclear if Harkless will reenter the starting lineup. Harkless most recently started against the Washington Wizards on December 5, but was deployed off the bench in each of the five preceding contests.