NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to miss four to eight weeks, Harris’s agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nets coach Steve Nash said Harris’s surgery will fix “a small bone of bone” in his ankle and hopefully allow the guard to come out of the injury. Harris has missed the last six games since injuring his ankle in a victory at Oklahoma City on Nov. 14.
“It will have a scope and then we will see what that means once they have undergone the procedure,” Nash said after the Nets’ practice. “We think this is a really good thing that he can put this situation behind him in the long term rather than risk reoccurrence or uncertainty with injury.”
Harris is averaging 11.3 points and shooting 46.6% from behind 3-point arc this season.
“There is a small particle of bone there,” Nash said. “Just the uncertainty, it’s better to remove it. We thought it would potentially be resolved just because it’s been there, but it’s not. Hopefully that’s the end.”