Nets sharpshooter to have ankle surgery

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The Nets’ wait for Joe Harris will be extended, but at least they believe they are fixing the problem. 

The sharpshooter will undergo surgery on his left ankle, Steve Nash said Monday, which the team hopes will put his leg issue behind him.

Nash said Harris would return this season, and he is expected to miss 4-8 weeks, per ESPN

“We think this is a really positive thing that can put this situation behind him long term rather than risking reoccurrences or uncertainty with the injury,” Nash said at practice in Brooklyn. 

Nash said the surgery will address “a little bone particle” that was not healing as hoped. 

“We thought it would potentially sort itself out, as it’s been there, but it’s not,” the Nets coach said a day before they host the Knicks. “So we made a firm decision, and hopefully that’s the end of it.”

Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets runs down court
The Nets expect to have Joe Harris back in the lineup again this season after ankle surgery.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

Harris has missed six games since spraining the ankle in Oklahoma City on Nov. 14. Patty Mills has filled in nicely, but the depth of the Nets has been and will be tested. 

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