Nets Forward Reveals He'll Be At "Limited Capacity" Upon His Return

After missing almost the entire season, and undergoing two surgeries, it's been a long, long recovery process for Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris. He's now revealed that he expects to be “at a little bit of a limited capacity” when he finally does make his season debut—which won't be opening night. 

The Nets announced a couple of days ago that both Harris and fellow sniper Seth Curry would be out to start the season. But Harris told Kristian Winfield of the Daily News, "I’m hoping to be back here pretty soon, full go. But even when I am, I’ll still be at a little bit of a limited capacity.

“It’s really more about my body just kind of building up a tolerance just for playing higher intensity loads.” 

With the amount of time he's missed after his ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, that's to be expected. The goal is to prevent another setback, as occurred last season when he tried to ramp up his on-court activities too soon and reinjured the foot. 

“I’m trying to get out there as soon as I can. I also, at the same time, need to be smart about it,” Harris said. “It’s a long season, and you definitely want to be at your best at the end, but I’m gonna try and get out there sooner rather than later.”

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