Hawks huge man John Collins, who suffered a sprained left ankle throughout Tuesday’s loss in Phoenix, underwent an MRI on Wednesday, in keeping with the group. Following that MRI, Collins was recognized with a lateral ankle sprain and related bone bruise, the Hawks introduced Thursday.
Though Collins has begun “low-level” rehab actions, he’ll miss a while on account of the damage. Atlanta stated Collins will likely be re-evaluated in a single week, and there’s no assure he’ll be able to return at that time.
Collins, who will likely be a restricted free agent at season’s finish, is having a robust contract 12 months for the Hawks, averaging 18.2 PPG and seven.8 RPG on .545/.380/.838 taking pictures in 47 video games (30.3 MPG).
The 23-year-old has been Atlanta’s second-leading scorer and a full-time starter this season, so the group will miss him because it jockeys for playoff place. At the moment, the Hawks rank seventh within the East with a 23-24 document, however solely a half-game separates them from the groups forward of and behind them within the standings.