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Brookyln Nets Reportedly Suffer Significant Injury Loss

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris and Washington Wizards Russell Westbrook on the court.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards celebrates in front of Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets after making the game-winning shot during the second half at Capital One Arena on January 31, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets veteran guard/forward Joe Harris will be out for the next 4-to-8 weeks following ankle surgery, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Harris, who has not played in two weeks, has missed the last six games for the Nets. Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash told reporters that the surgery will address a "little bone particle" in Harris' left ankle.

Nash added that it is a "good thing" that the sharpshooter is getting this taken care of now, enabling him to return later in the season. Harris injured the ankle against the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 14.

In 14 games this season, Harris has averaged 11.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per appearance while shooting 46.6% from three-point range.

The game prior to getting injured, Harris scored a season-high 24 points on 6-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. He is a career 43.9% marksman from three-point range.

The Nets are currently 14-6 and in first place in the Eastern Conference. They will be back in action tomorrow night against their crosstown rivals, the New York Knicks.