How long is James Harden out? Achilles injury timeline, return date, latest updates on 76ers star
The 76ers remain in the mix for a top-two seed in the Eastern Conference, but they’re now dealing with an injury to one of their stars.
James Harden, who is on pace to lead the NBA in assists for the second time in his career, is currently dealing with an ailment. He had missed two games previously in the month of March with foot soreness and injury recovery.
What’s next for Harden? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news surrounding it.
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What is James Harden’s injury?
Harden is on the injury report with left Achilles soreness.
Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice reported that Harden called for the team’s head athletic trainer and was getting worked on after Philadelphia’s double-overtime loss to Chicago on March 20. Harden played 46 minutes in the game, finishing with five points, 12 assists and seven rebounds on 2-for-14 shooting from the field.
“He just didn’t play well,” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said of Harden’s performance against the Bulls. “I don’t think it’s them, at least not tonight. I thought he was hurting a little bit.”
Harden missed Philadelphia’s win over Minnesota on March 7 with left foot soreness. He then missed the team’s win over the Pacers on March 18 with left foot injury recovery.
Those were two of only four games Harden had missed since returning from a strained right foot tendon earlier in the season, an injury that sidelined him for a month.
How long will James Harden be out?
Harden was listed as questionable for Monday’s game against the Nuggets, before being downgraded to out, He has now missed four-straight games due to the injury.
ESPN Sources: Sixers G James Harden (Achilles) has been downgraded to out vs. the Nuggets tonight. He’s targeting a return at home later in the week. Philadelphia is now without both Harden and Joel Embiid vs. Denver.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 28, 2023
The 76ers have seven games remaining in the 2022-23 regular season. According to Tankathon, which bases its strength of schedule on the combined winning percentage of a team’s remaining opponents, Philadelphia has the hardest remaining schedule in the NBA.
Tuesday’s game against the Nuggets concludes a four-game road trip for the 76ers. They will play four of their last seven games at home.
|March 29||vs. Mavericks||7:30 p.m.|
|March 31||vs. Raptors||7 p.m.|
|April 2||at Bucks||8 p.m.|
|April 4||vs. Celtics||8 p.m.|
|April 6||vs. Heat||7:30 p.m.|
|April 7||at Hawks||7:30 p.m.|
|April 9||at Nets||1 p.m.|
James Harden career stats, highlights
- 24.7 points per game
- 7.0 assists per game
- 5.7 rebounds per game
- 1.5 steals per game
- 0.5 blocks per game
- 3.7 turnovers per game
- 34.7 minutes per game
- 44.2 percent field goal shooting
- 36.3 percent 3-point shooting
- 86.0 percent free throw shooting
Published at Tue, 28 Mar 2023 12:02:00 +0000
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