Tobias Harris’ MRI on Friday morning revealed no structural damage in his right knee.
The MRI results confirmed that the Sixers forward has a bruised knee. He will miss Saturday’s home game with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the team said his status will be re-evaluated “in approximately 48 hours.”
The Sixers (21-11) will host the Indiana Pacers on Monday before closing out the first half of the season Wednesday at home against the Utah Jazz.
Saturday’s Cgame will mark the fourth he has missed this season. Harris was sidelined against the Denver Nuggets (Jan. 9), the Atlanta Hawks (Jan. 11), and the Miami Heat (Jan. 12) due to COVID-19 contract tracing as a part of the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Harris suffered the injury during Thursday’s 111-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He went to the locker room early in the third quarter and didn’t return.
He finished the game with a season-low six points on 2-for-7 shooting in 22 minutes, 17 seconds of action.
The 10th-year veteran is averaging 20.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 41.1% on three-pointers. An All-Star snub, Harris has carried the Sixers offensively on nights Joel Embiid has been sidelined or struggled.
The Sixers have started only five games at full strength this season.