James Harden, keeper of the Brooklyn Nets star, teased her husband for the right fly in March, supported several setbacks all spring, and then suffered another injury during Game 1 of the second-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Harden missed the next two contests because of the problem, and Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report noted Friday that ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explained on the latest edition of the “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective” podcast that the Nets keep the nature of Harden’s current injury “underneath.”
According to Chiari, Windhorst said he did not know when the 31-year-old would return to the Brooklyn rotation.
“James will miss Game 3, but he’s doing well,” Nets coach Steve Nash said before Thursday’s game as the Bucks won 86-83 for their first win of the series, for Petru Botte of the New York Post. “So we’re optimistic that we can get it back to a certain point, but we can’t yet set a time on that.”
In total, Harden missed more than a month during the second half of the regular season because of his muzzle, and these latest updates suggest he won’t be 100% for the rest of the postseason.
Game 4 between the Nets and Bucks is Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee.