Clint Capela suffers ugly knee injury

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Malika Andrews: The Hawks say Clint Capela (right knee hypertension) will not return to tonight’s play-in game against the Cavs.
Source: Twitter @malika_andrews

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Brutal turn for the Hawks to lose Clint Capela (right knee hyperextension) for the rest of this win-or-go-home game in Cleveland against the Cavaliers. – 9:11 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Clint Capela suffered a right knee hyperextension in 1H; will not return tonight. – 9:05 PM

Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Clint Capela will not return to tonight’s game (right knee hyperextension). – 9:05 PM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Clint Capela (right knee hyperextension) will not return to the game for Hawks. – 9:05 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
If Clint Capela hadn’t hurt himself pulling down Evan Mobley, he probably would’ve been called for a flagrant foul. It was such a reckless play but Capela had already done more damage to the Hawks’ chances of winning when he hobbled off the court. – 9:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Hawks say Clint Capela (right knee hyperextension) will not return to tonight’s game. – 8:59 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Clint Capela (right knee hyperextension) will not return to tonight’s game.
You really, really hate to see that. Clint looked like he was in a ton of pain. – 8:57 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks have ruled Clint Capela out for the rest of tonight’s game with right knee hypertension. – 8:56 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
The Hawks say Clint Capela (right knee hypertension) will not return to tonight’s play-in game against the Cavs. – 8:56 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Clint Capela (right knee hypertension) will not return to tonight’s game. – 8:56 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Clint Capela pulling Evan Mobley out of a shooting motion by his neck and taking out his own knee in the process is an all-time Weird NBA Thing. Hope it’s nothing serious. pic.twitter.com/PFbOeOkvtE8:54 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Ugh. Hope Clint Capela is okay. No earthly idea how that’s not a flagrant foul though – 8:46 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tough injury there for Clint Capela, as Evan Mobley fell into his leg while it was planted. Been a rough half for Atlanta, which has struggled to hit shots while Cleveland has hit half its 3s. Hawks will have some digging to do to get back into this one in the second half. – 8:46 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Clint Capela grabbed & pulled Evan Mobley on a shot attempt. Unfortunately Capela pulled Mobley into himself, and Mobley’s momentum carried him right into Capela’s knee. Capela writhed in pain for minutes before teammates helped him to the locker room. Tough scene. He’s hurt bad – 8:45 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Man, I hope Clint Capela is ok. That looked really ugly. – 8:45 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Clint Capela is being helped to the locker room. Evan Mobley fell into Capela’s knee while it was planted – 8:43 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Oh man. Clint Capela is down on the court in pain.
Looks like he’s grabbing his knee. – 8:42 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks starters vs. Cavs tonight:
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
Danilo Gallinari
Clint Capela – 7:13 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Cavaliers
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
Danilo Gallinari
Clint Capela
Cavs starters
Darius Garland
Caris LeVert
Lauri Markkanen
Evan Mobley
Jarrett Allen7:11 PM

More on this storyline

Kevin Chouinard: Clint Capela (left ankle sprain) is available. Gorgui Dieng (non-COVID illness) is available. Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is out. Danilo Gallinari (right Achilles soreness) is out. -via Twitter @KLChouinard / January 21, 2022

Sarah K. Spencer: Bogi did not participate in practice today, Nate McMillan says. Clint Capela did some running. -via Twitter @sarah_k_spence / January 20, 2022

Sarah K. Spencer: Clint Capela is still limited to conditioning work, per Nate McMillan. Nothing live. -via Twitter @sarah_k_spence / January 19, 2022