Harden suffers injury setback, out ‘indefinitely’: Nets

Published April 21, 2021, 9:32 AM

by Agence-France-Presse

In this file photo taken on April 04, 2021 James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the New York Knicks during their game at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by AL BELLO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Brooklyn Nets star James Harden has suffered an injury setback during his recovery from a hamstring strain and faces an indefinite layoff, the team announced on Tuesday.

A statement from the Nets said Harden’s injury had flared up during an on-court rehab session on Monday.

“Following an evaluation today which included an MRI, Harden will remain out indefinitely,” the team said. “Updates regarding his status will be provided as appropriate.”

Harden has not played since April 5, when his return from a hamstring injury was cut short after only four minutes in a win over the New York Knicks.

The 31-year-old point guard is a key figure in the Nets’ hopes of mounting a strong challenge through the playoffs.

Brooklyn are second in the Eastern Conference with a 38-19 record, one game adrift of leaders Philadelphia.