Trae Young to Undergo Surgery Following Injury

Young Trae Injury

The Hawks will be without Trae Young for at least the next four weeks, as he will undergo surgery for a finger injury he suffered against the Raptors on Friday.

There was an official injury update from Atlanta on Sunday.

“During Friday’s game vs. Toronto, guard Trae Young suffered a left-hand injury. He underwent an MRI yesterday at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, which revealed a tear of the radial collateral ligament (RCL) in the fifth finger of his left hand. He will undergo surgery to repair the RCL on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.”

The injury comes at crucial time in the Hawks’ season as they are in 10th place in the West with a 24-32 record.

The team rely heavily on Young for offense and without him, all the responsibility falls to Dejounte Murray.

Being out for four weeks means that Young may make his return in late March / April, just before the postseason begins.

The earliest game he could make his return (per the timeline provided) would be on March 27 against the Trail Blazers.

The Hawks would have just 11 games remaining in the regular season by that point.

In 51 games this season, Young has averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three.

The guard also made his third career All-Star team last week as an injury replacement in the East team.

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