Update (10:30 pm): Moe Harkless said he “tweaked his knee” in the first quarter against the Timberwolves. While he said he would have tried to play through it in a critical situation, the Blazers have not yet set a timetable on his return. It has been officially termed a left patellar tendon strain.
Harkless has patellar tendon strain, and there is no update yet on his availability going forward— Peter Sampson (@PeterSampson) March 2, 2018
Harkless said he tweaked knee on fast break when he got tangled with Teague. Said if playoff game he would have tried to play.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) March 2, 2018
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless has exited the Blazers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a knee injury. The news was reported by TNT broadcasters covering the game as well as local media.
Blazers say Maurice Harkless is out for the rest of the game with a left knee injury— Jason Quick (@jwquick) March 2, 2018
.@moe_harkless out for the rest of the game with a left knee injury. Still trying to find out exactly what happened. He came out of the game at the 4:15 mark of the 1st qtr. @trailblazers @RipCityRadio620— Jay Allen (@PDXjay) March 2, 2018
Harkless is averaging 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game for the Blazers this year, starting in 27 of his 50 appearances. He has averaged 7.9 points on 56.9% shooting from the field, 48% from the three-point arc over his last 10 games.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.