Doc Rivers addresses Tobias Harris’ knee injury from Mavs game
Coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers wants every precaution taken for Tobias Harris’ right knee injury. The 28-year-old suffered a right knee contusion and had to exit their game early against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Harris did not return to the game and the Sixers camp is hoping that the setback isn’t as serious as it sounds.
According to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, Rivers mentioned that the team will get the tests done on Harris’ right knee to make sure it’s “structurally fine.” That being said, it’s pretty safe to assume that Harris will be questionable to play on Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, at the very least.
Doc Rivers said the Sixers are going to get tests done on Tobias Harris' right knee to make sure it is "structurally fine." Harris left tonight's game with a right knee contusion.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 26, 2021
Harris left the game in the third quarter after logging 22 minutes. He’s already missed a handful of games this season due to COVID-19 protocols. Rivers and the rest of the Sixers are hoping that they can get their starting forward as soon as possible to help them continue their dominance in the Eastern Conference.
Coming into the game against the Mavericks, Harris has been on arguably his best form in recent years. Harris was posting a scoring average of 20.7 points alongside 7.7 rebounds in 34.7 minutes of action. He’s been one of the more consistent and pivotal pieces in Rivers’ rotation. In the three games he’s missed so far, the Sixers went 1-2, which just speaks volumes on how crucial Harris is.
It’s a good thing that the Sixers were already up big against the Mavericks when Tobias Harris left as they came out with a 111-97 win.