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Moe Harkless to be Re-Evaluated in 2 Weeks After Knee Surgery

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The forward’s return could be two-to-three weeks from now, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Update: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided details on Harkless’ return following his surgery Wednesday.

Original article follows below:


Moe Harkless will undergo left knee arthroscopy with his return to be determined after the procedure, the Blazers announced. He sat out Tuesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with left knee soreness:

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless will undergo an arthroscopy Wednesday in Portland to remove a loose body in his left knee, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

A timeline for Harkless’s return will be determined following Wednesday’s procedure.

For the season, Harkless has averaged 6.5 points (49.5% FG, 41.5% 3-PT, 71.2% FT), 2.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.81 steals and 21.4 minutes in 59 games (36 starts).

While the Blazers have not announced a return timeline, Harkless told the Oregonian’s Joe Freeman what he’d heard:

Harkless has enjoyed a mini-resurgence after the calendar flipped to 2018, working his way back into the starting lineup and providing much-needed support at the wing.

Over his last 10 games, Harkless is averaging 10.8 points on 60 percent from the field and 56.7 percent from the 3-point line.