Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless injured his ankle in the second quarter of Game 2 versus the Denver Nuggets. The ankle rolled on a defensive play against Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. It was enough to send Harkless to the locker room. He walked there under his own power.
Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers reports that Harkless will not return in the first half.
Moe Harkless is going to head back to the locker room, likely for the rest of the half. Look like he's limping on his right leg.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) May 2, 2019
Just as the teams entered the locker room for halftime, Blazers reporter Brooke Olzendam provided an update on Harkless’ condition. According to Olzendam, Harkless is is questionable to return with a right ankle injury.
Portland F Maurice Harkless is questionable to return with a right ankle injury. #ripcity— Brooke Olzendam (@brookeolzendam) May 2, 2019
Jake Layman, who spent Game 1 on the bench, started the second half in Harkless’ place.
We will update this post as news becomes available.
Earlier in the game, Nuggets swingman Torrey Craig left the game with a nasal contusion. He is questionable to return.