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Moe Harkless Strains Left Patellar Tendon

Portland’s starting small forward exited during the first quarter, and did not return.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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.


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.

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.