“I Tore All the Ligaments In My Toe” -Devin Harris
Devin Harris describes his gruesome toe injury last season and how he is almost back to full speed in training camp.
Last year, Devin Harris found himself battling a serious case of turf toe come the end of the season and into the first round series with Houston.
As Harris wrapped up his third day of training camp, he took time to chat about his toe injury and recovery. When Eddie Sefko asked Harris about his toe surgery, Harris went into detail on what exactly was wrong.
“Remember when I had the turf toe before the Houston series? I tore all the ligaments in my toe. Those ligaments torn, [toe] came over, so they had to pin it, pulled it back.”
You have respect for professional athletes battling through injuries, but I can’t imagine playing basketball on a toe with all the ligaments torn in it. But the toe wasn’t the only thing Harris had surgery on as his thumb required surgery this past summer.
Having somewhat of a similar offseason as Williams, spending the summer rehabbing, Harris still hasn’t gotten back to game speed quite yet.
“I haven’t done anything at 100%” said Harris.
But when talking about when he will get back to contact drills, Harris mentioned Friday as the day.
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“I will do some contact stuff tomorrow [Friday]”
This is a great sign as Harris looks to get back to game speed during the first part of the preseason. With the first preseason game being Saturday, I would take a guess that Harris will see little to zero action in that game.
Harris was also asked about his role in the rotation and if it looks to be the same this season . Harris believes the role will be the same, but reminded us that it’s always up to Carlisle.
“I would have to assume so, but then again, he’s the boss…I’m comfortable with it. Been that way since I’ve been here. Roll with it.”
Dallas will look for Harris to be that combo guard off the bench as he eventually gets back healthy. With the backcourt crowded heading into the season, Harris will need to show that he is worthy of taking minutes from some of the younger guys.