Tobias Harris reveals true extent of his knee injury
Tobias Harris has been in and out of the lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers the past few days due to a knee issue. He did return to action on Thursday when they visited the Milwaukee Bucks, logging in 30 minutes in his first game back after sitting out their previous three games.
After the game, the 28-year-old Harris officially confirmed that he’s been dealing with a bone bruise (via Rich Hofmann of The Athletic).
Tobias Harris revealed the knee injury that kept him out the past few games is a bone bruise.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) April 23, 2021
Harris contributed 18 points and six assists against Bucks. Unfortunately, his return still couldn’t help the Sixers deal with their Eastern Conference rival and lost, 124-117. Reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo exploded for 27 points and 16 boards to hand the Sixers their third straight loss.
Though the Sixers aren’t extremely worried about Harris’ knee situation, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time he’s had to sit out due to the same recurring injury. According to Derek Bodner of The Athletic, Harris missed some games earlier this year due to the bone bruise, and to think that he’s dealing with the same issue right before the NBA Playoffs might be something worth being extra cautious about if you’re coach Doc Rivers.
Harris missed a pair of games in late February / early March with the bone bruise, which appears to still be the source of his discomfort in his right knee. https://t.co/0hEbVCvjs1
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) April 23, 2021
Harris has been stellar this season for the Sixers. And, even with his personal health concerns, he’s still been the most consistent player in the roster and has been holding the fort with superstar teammates Ben Simmons and MVP candidate Joel Embiid in and out of the lineup as well.
Hopefully, Tobias Harris’ knee gets better as the Sixers look to enter the postseason as one of the favorites.