Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless says he is “starting to feel like myself again.” Harkless missed 12 games this season while dealing with soreness from his arthroscopic knee surgery last summer. He told Joe Freeman of The Oregonian about the progress he’s made:
“It’s exciting,” Harkless said Monday in Los Angeles. “I’m starting to feel like myself again.”
Harkless does add a certain dynamic to the Blazers offense full of hustle and athleticism when engaged, so it’s easy to see how the injury held him back on the court:
“I don’t think I was ever worried, but I was frustrated with how long it was taking,” Harkless said. “It was tough. Every day was a constant battle. Every day I had to wake up and see how I felt. It was one of those things where you just never knew. Some days I would wake up feeling great. Some days I would wake up and feel terrible. So I’m glad I’m past that. The last few weeks now, I’ve been feeling pretty good. I haven’t been sore in a long time.”
You can read more from Freeman’s piece here.