James Harden injury update: Nets star sidelined with left knee hyperextension

James Harden has been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to hyperextension of the left knee, the team announced today at the official injury report,

What is James Harden’s injury?

The Nets listed Harden’s injury as a left knee hyperextension, however it is possible they will lay the nine-time All-Star off on the second night in a row.

Harden played 44 minutes in Sunday’s overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs.

How long will James Harden be out?

It’s unclear if Harden will miss multiple games due to injury, as the Nets will play another straight game this week against the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday / Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving will be available for Tuesday’s away game in Chicago, but will not be available to play at home against the Thunder due to not being vaccinated.

Harden has been relatively durable this season, appearing in 34 of the Nets’ 38 games this season, losing some time due to health and safety protocols.

At 36.9 minutes per game this season, he is averaging 22.4 points, 9.7 assists and 8.1 rebounds, 41.7 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from the 3-point range.

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