Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young Injury Update
According to NBA.com, Trae Young has a Grade 2 lateral sprain in his right foot and is questionable to play in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. He is also battling right groin soreness. Still, the team says Young is likely to play in Game 5 against the Miami Heat. We’ll have to see how he’ll fare against those odds in the coming days.
Trae Young has a Grade 2 lateral sprain in his right foot
Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young is out indefinitely with a sprained left ankle. Young rolled his ankle on a contested floater in the lane and needed assistance to get off the floor. He is expected to return to the game once the swelling goes down. Fortunately for Atlanta, Trae Young is a high-quality scorer who is helping his team improve under coach Clint Capela. While he has always been a high-scoring forward, his ability to pass has made him a valuable asset to his team.
Although the Hawks are not likely to use Young, there are a few backup options for the Hawks without Young. Bogdanovic is a viable fantasy option in the absence of Trae Young. He averaged 21.7 points per game this April and shot 50 percent from beyond the arc. Other players with a higher upside include Kevin Huerter and Lou Williams.
Atlanta is a high-scoring team, but Trae Young’s injury could cause him to miss more games than usual. Young has been a consistent presence in the late games. He dissected the New York Knicks and silenced Madison Square Garden in the playoffs, and he has shook up the Milwaukee Bucks with his incredible playmaking.
According to reports, Trae Young will miss the next two games against Miami and Milwaukee, but he is expected to return once the swelling goes down. His teammate Norvel Pelle may have caught him on his foot and caused the injury. Young is helped off the court, and it appeared that he was able to put some weight on his ankle. The Hawks will update Trae Young’s status as it becomes available.
The Atlanta Hawks’ offensive approach is centered around Trae Young, and without him, the team will suffer. His absence will make the team rely more heavily on its backup ball handlers, Lou Williams and Bogdan Bogdanovic. With Young out, Atlanta’s chances of reaching the playoffs will be much lower. The Hawks will be hard-pressed to be a four seed without Trae Young.
He is questionable for Game 4 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks
The Atlanta Hawks are facing a tough situation in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals with forward Trae Young questionable for the matchup. Young suffered a bone bruise on his right foot in Game 3 after stepping on an official’s foot. While he played in the game, he complained of foot pain during the fourth quarter. In that game, the Hawks fell behind the Bucks 113-102, and Young is doubtful for Game 4.
The Hawks are already facing a tough situation when it comes to Trae Young. The star is nursing a bone bruise on his right foot and will be out of the game for Game 4. The Bucks are 2-1 in the series, and Atlanta will have to look for an injury-free Trae Young to win this series. Regardless, the Bucks have been ruthless so far in this series, and Trae Young’s absence won’t be a factor in Game 4.
Young suffered the injury Sunday night. During Game 3, he stepped on a referee’s foot while out of bounds. The Bucks eventually won 113-102 without Young. However, Young is still questionable for Game 4, which is scheduled for Tuesday night in Atlanta. While the Bucks are hoping for a win in Atlanta, Young is likely to have to deal with the discomfort of his ankle in the final game of the series.
After suffering a bone bruise in his right foot during Game 3 against the Bucks, Trae Young is questionable for Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals. Young was in the game for just three minutes before the injury, but didn’t seem to have his usual explosiveness. After the MRI on Monday, he was listed as questionable for Game 4 on the injury report.
In a game where the Hawks have to tie the series, Trae Young is a key player. Young is averaging 29.8 points per game, and 9.5 assists. The Bucks are 6.5-point favorites. The Indiana Pacers have the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They are favored to win Game 4 if Young is out.
He is questionable to return to the game with right groin soreness
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is questionable to return to Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. The injury occurred during the first half. Despite a non-contact injury, Young’s left leg has swelling and is in a bruised state. However, the Hawks are confident that Young will play. Young is projected to play at least 37.2 minutes.
While a sprained ankle can be a concern, the right groin is not that serious and Young will likely play on. Trae Young sprained his ankle against the Cavs during Game 3 on Sunday and left the game to receive treatment in the locker room. He returned to the game at the start of the third quarter and did not appear to affect the game.
The injury report also lists Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley as outs for tonight’s game against the Hawks. Young hasn’t missed a game this season, but he will have to play without his best friend, DeAndre Hunter. The Hawks are now 0-3, and if Young can’t return, they’ll have to rely on DeAndre Hunter and Danilo Gallinari to make up for his absence.
With LeBron James out for the third consecutive game with left knee swelling, Anthony Davis is back in the starting lineup after missing one game with a sore wrist. However, Young did have his wrist taped during pregame warmups. In addition, Kendrick Nunn is also out with a right knee bone bruise, while Malik Monk is listed as probable. Finally, Russell Westbrook is expected to play with a sore right knee.
With Young out, the Nets could be out of the playoffs and have to settle for a play-in game against the Hawks. If they win the game, they’ll be in the top 8 in the Eastern Conference. The Heat are in the bottom half of the standings. If the Hawks win the game, they’ll be in the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
He is probable to play in Game 5 vs. the Miami Heat
The Atlanta Hawks have suffered a major blow with the absence of Trae Young. Although he is expected to return to the lineup, the loss of Young could cause them to fall to the third seed. The Hawks will play the third-placed Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 after the Heat match. However, it remains to be seen if the injury to Young will be serious.
Carlos Herro is unlikely to play in Game 5. Although he was eager to play, the team decided not to risk the long-term health of the guard. He will likely undergo a daytime workout Sunday before being cleared to return. According to Spoelstra, the groin injury in Herro is not considered serious. However, the Heat are being cautious with Herro after Kyle Lowry re-injured his hamstring.
In Game 3, Trae Young made the game-winning 3-point shot in the final seconds of the first half to give the Hawks the lead. However, he only shot three-of-11 from the floor and attempted one two-pointer. In the second half, he committed as many turnovers as attempts. Despite the game-winning shot, Young was out of sync with the Heat’s defensive scheme.
If Young plays, he’s likely to defend Miami’s primary scorers. With the HEAT in the backcourt, Atlanta has to switch up and protect Young. Young is capable of guarding two of Miami’s primary scorers. Miami scored 1.33 points per screen against Young last night. Despite his lack of defensive help, Young is a dangerous player and must be protected.
The Atlanta Hawks are better than the eighth seed. Although they’re struggling with injuries, they have the best puzzle solver in the league. Jimmy Butler’s absence will be a huge blow to Atlanta. While he’s inconsistent offensively, he’s an excellent defensive player with a good ability to handle the defensive side. In game 4, Jimmy Butler had a career-high 36 points.