Nets: Harden out indefinitely after hamstring setback

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden has had a setback with his hamstring injury and will be sidelined “indefinitely,” the club announced on Tuesday evening.

“Back to square one,” Nets coach Steve Nash. “We’ll rehabilitate him and get him back whenever we can. Who knows when that’ll be, but we’ll support James and we’ll support our performance team in getting him back in his best condition as possible, and hopefully that comes sooner than later. But there’s no guarantee. So, we just keep chipping away. We keep moving forward and we hope for a speedy recovery.”

Harden, who was acquired by Brooklyn in January in a trade with Houston, is averaging 25.2 points 10.9 assists and eight rebounds per game. He has not played since April 5 and was ruled out for a seventh straight game on Tuesday night in New Orleans.

Nash said he was at the workout when Harden sensed trouble.

“He just felt it. He didn’t fall or stumble or anything out of the ordinary,” Nash said. “He just felt something maybe in the ballpark of a strain, just a setback.

“Not much more to it other than just disappointment and we have to rebuild and get him going again,” Nash added. ”He’ll be back when he’s back. That might not be until the playoffs. It might be sooner. I don’t know, and we have no control over that, other than working as hard as we can to support him and get him back to full health.”

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