Sixers Tobias Harris Enters Health and Safety Protocol

The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly said that they will be without forward Tobias Harris, who has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol according to reports from ESPN Insider Tim Bontemps.

Harris, who missed Monday’s 113-103 win against the Portland Trail Blazers, will be given a timetable for his return after 12-24 hours per ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski’s report.

So far through seven games this season, Harris is currently the second-leading scorer on the Sixers, averaging 19.8 points and 9.0 rebounds along with 4.2 assists. Furkan Korkmaz will start in his place. 

It’s a significant loss to a Sixers’ roster, who will be without All-Star Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played a game yet this season, and Joel Embiid, who is dealing with a nagging knee injury. The Sixers are currently 5-2 and sit at fourth place in the Eastern Conference. They play a League-leading Chicago Bulls (6-1) on Wednesday.

Tobias Harris is the second player announced to be in the League’s health and safety protocol, along with Kevin Love.