Last night after the Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-100 the team released a injury update on De’Andre Hunter that said the following:
ATLANTA HAWKS INJURY UPDATE – HUNTER
Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter suffered a right wrist injury during the Hawks’ game at Golden State on Nov.8. An MRI taken yesterday at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex revealed a tendon injury that will require surgery. Dr. Steven Shin will perform Hunter’s surgery tomorrow in Los Angeles. He is expected to return in approximately eight weeks.
We spoke about the implications on the what this means for the Hawks on the latest episode of The Hawksbeat Podcast so make sure to check out that.
This season De’Andre Hunter has been averaging 10.8 points a game and typically guards the opposing teams best offensive player. Kevin Huerter is the most likely player to take Hunter’s spot in the starting lineup but we will continue to monitor this at Hawksbeat.