The Hawks discovered Thursday exactly how long point watch Trae Young will be out with a left lower leg sprain.
Youthful turned the lower leg on a shot endeavor late in the second from last quarter of Atlanta’s overtime misfortune to the Knicks on Wednesday and didn’t return. He required help as he strolled off the court and into the storage space at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
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Atlanta mentor Nate McMillan told columnists after the game that X-beams on the lower leg were negative. Youthful was scheduled for a MRI test Thursday.
The MRI showed a sidelong injury of the lower leg. The Associated Press announced Thursday night that Young is out for the Hawks’ next two games, versus the Heat on Friday and versus the Bucks on Sunday.
Young posted an idealistic update on Twitter after the game.
Young posted 20 focuses and 14 aids 30 minutes before he was harmed. The Hawks drove 95-87 when they lost Young, the group’s chief in scoring and helps; they ended up losing 137-127 in OT and tumbled to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. The Knicks moved past them into fourth.
Lou Williams is the Hawks’ top alternative to supplant Young in the arrangement. Williams, 34, has been serving in his standard 6th man job with Atlanta in the wake of coming over from the Clippers in an arrangement that sent Rajon Rondo to LA at the NBA exchange cutoff time March 25.