The New Jersey Nets said Wednesday that an MRI revealed that point guard Devin Harris has a left knee strain, which he suffered in the third quarter of Tuesday's loss to the New York Knicks.
The injury will keep him out of the next two games: Wednesday in Newark against the Thunder and Friday at the Charlotte Bobcats. He will then be re-evaluated.
It would seem head coach Avery Johnson got the good news he was "hoping and praying" for. If Harris would have had a torn meniscus as was initially feared he would have been out weeks instead of games.
Jordan Farmar will start Wednesday night in place of Harris and for as long as he is out. Seldom used rookie Ben Uzoh will see increased minutes as his backup. Expect to see recently demoted Terrence Williams to rejoin the team shortly and serve as Farmar's primary replacement.
Harris has averaged 17.7 points and 6.6 assists through the Nets first 18 games this season.