May 19, 2024

Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Injury Update:

The Atlanta Hawks are gearing up for their final week of the regular season, set to face off against the Miami Heat tomorrow. Unfortunately, they will once again be without their star point guard, Trae Young.

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Absent from tomorrow’s game against the Heat are Saddiq Bey (suffering from a torn ACL in the left knee), AJ Griffin (dealing with a sprained right ankle), Seth Lundy (experiencing soreness in the left ankle), Onyeka Okongwu (recovering from a sprained left big toe), and Trae Young (nursing a torn ligament in the left fifth finger). However, there is some positive news regarding Young’s condition. Following his surgery on February 27th, he underwent a six-week follow-up evaluation today, clearing him for team practice and contact.

This development raises hopes for a swift return to action, potentially even in time for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets. With the Hawks trailing the Chicago Bulls by just one game for the No. 9 spot in the Eastern Conference, every game becomes crucial as they enter the home stretch of the regular season.

During a recent episode of his podcast “From the Point,” Young provided insights into his recovery progress, indicating that he is nearing the ability to make a fist again, which would allow him to resume ball-handling activities. He expressed optimism about the possibility of returning next week, pending further evaluation with the doctor.

The absence of Young has posed challenges for the Hawks, evident in their mixed performances since his injury. While they’ve secured notable victories, including two wins against the Celtics, they’ve also struggled in losses to teams like the Mavericks and the Nuggets. The absence of Young’s playmaking prowess has been felt, despite commendable performances from Dejounte Murray.

The potential return of Young could be a game-changer for the Hawks, especially as they aim to make a strong push towards the playoffs. Stay tuned for further updates on Young’s recovery progress and any other developments regarding the team’s injury status.

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