Devin Harris had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing toe Wednesday when the Hawks guard traveled to New York to visit a foot specialist. It was the second PRP shot that Harris received in the toe on his left foot this season. He received similar treatment during the All-Star break.
“It helps,” Harris told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday. “It’s sore for two or three days but when the soreness goes away and the swelling goes away you can see my movement after the All-Star break was a lot better. I’m able to change direction and speed like I want to.”
Harris said the treatment, designed to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue, typically lasts a month. Harris has missed 21 games this season, 20 due to issues with his foot. The Hawks are a different team offensively when Harris is available. The decision to have the injection was made with the postseason just two weeks away.
Harris also had a PRP shot in his knee this summer after being acquired by the Hawks in a trade with the Jazz.