Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young exited Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Heat early in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain, the team announced.
Trae Young (right ankle sprain) will not return to tonight's game.
— Hawks PR (@HawksPR) October 30, 2019
Young rolled his ankle after stepping through the defense and landing on the foot of Miami’s Justise Winslow. Training staff helped him off the court to the Hawks’ locker room.
Trae Young had to be helped off the court and taken to the Hawks locker. He took a hard fall on a drive. pic.twitter.com/m1VCorDMIf
— Will Manso (@WillManso) October 30, 2019
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Young already underwent X-rays, and that the team is “optimistic” the injury isn’t serious, but will undergo further testing. The Athletic’s Sham Charania added that Young could miss two weeks.
X-Rays were negative on Atlanta guard Trae Young’s right ankle, and there’s optimism that this isn’t a serious injury, league sources tell ESPN. Young will undergo an MRI soon.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 30, 2019
Hawks’ Trae Young faces missing possible two weeks with right ankle sprain, with MRI coming Wednesday, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Atlanta is expected to be cautious with its rising young star.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 30, 2019
The 21-year-old Young was named as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week in the season’s opening week, when he averaged 34 points and nine assists per game through three games and shot 52 percent from 3-point range.
Young was the runner-up in last season’s Rookie of the Year race behind the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić and was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. He missed only one game in the 2018-19 season.
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