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Maurice Harkless Not Cleared for 5-on-5 Play Yet

Maurice Harkless discussed his lingering knee issue at Portland’s media day.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Update. Sept 25:

The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman gives the update from Day 1 of practice.

Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless had arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his knee back in March, and it appears that he still hasn’t fully recovered from the operation. Harkless said he’s not 100 percent cleared yet while at Portland’s media day on Monday.

The injury kept Harkless out the Blazers’ lineup for the final nine regular season games and also forced him to miss two of the four games against the Pelicans in the postseason.

Portland has not released an estimated schedule for Harkless’ recovery, but it looks like the 25-year-old forward will be on a reduced workload to start training camp.