Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden is out indefinitely after suffering a setback during his rehabilitation for his strained right hamstring, the team announced on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Harden suffered the setback while conducting an on-court rehab session on Monday.
James Harden Medical Update: pic.twitter.com/bQqj1BZ0ch
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 20, 2021
Prior to the setback, Harden was expected to return soon from the injury, which has forced him to miss eight games in April.
“We’re back to square one,” coach Steve Nash said before Tuesday’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. “He will be back when he’s back. It might be the playoffs. It might be sooner.”
Steve Nash says: "We're back to square one… he will be back when he's back. It might be the playoffs. It might be sooner." https://t.co/F7G62wr9Rh
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 20, 2021
The nine-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points, 11.0 assists and 8.7 rebounds over his first 34 games with Brooklyn.
The Nets (38-19) are currently the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference standings.