Atlanta Hawks star Trae Younger might not swimsuit up for a pivotal Sport 4 in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday evening.
An MRI of Younger’s sprained proper ankle revealed a bone bruise on his foot.
The harm occurred with slightly below 40 seconds to go within the third quarter of Sport 3 when Younger stepped again onto an official’s foot after tossing a move.
The 6-1 guard stayed down for a number of minutes earlier than retreating to the locker room.
He was recognized with an ankle sprain and cleared to return within the fourth quarter, however a subsequent MRI revealed the harm was extra critical.
The lack of Younger can be an enormous blow to the Hawks’ possibilities of night up the sequence at house, however the staff is staying constructive.
“He’s feeling OK,” coach Nate McMillan stated by way of ESPN. “He’s disillusioned within the loss. Simply as most guys, they’ve one thing that’s occurring, whether or not it’s an harm or some soreness. As we speak is a day to handle no matter it’s that you should get your self prepared for tomorrow.
“In order that’s the place Trae is at. He’s getting what he wants, which is a bit remedy, and no matter else he wants, whether or not it’s a therapeutic massage or no matter, to get himself prepared for tomorrow.”
Younger is averaging 29.8 factors and 9.5 assists per sport within the playoffs.
He had 35 factors in simply over 39 minutes of play in Sunday’s sport.
The harm was an accident, however having it come as a result of an official had so as to add some additional salt to the predicament.
“I didn’t see him [official Sean Wright],” he stated. “I assume I’ve obtained to have eyes at the back of my head now to see who’s behind me.”
Atlanta was up 85-82 when Younger left the sport however ended up shedding to the Bucks 113-102.
Whether or not the Hawks would have received the sport if Younger had not injured his ankle could be debated, however Atlanta will get an opportunity to tie up the sequence Tuesday at State Farm Area.