ATLANTA (December 27, 2013) -- Hawks forward/center Al Horford left last night’s game at Cleveland due to a right shoulder injury and did not return. An MRI and examination today by Dr. Michael Bernot at Peachtree Orthopaedics in Atlanta revealed a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle.
"We will work with Al and complete our due diligence to determine the next best steps for him,” said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry. “Injuries are part of the challenge of an NBA season.”
Horford is OUT indefinitely and an update on his status will be given at the appropriate time.
Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll left last night’s game due to a sprained right thumb and did not return. An X-ray taken at Quicken Loans Arena was negative and an x-ray taken today by Dr. Stephen McCollam at Peachtree Orthopaedics confirmed that there is no fracture or ligament damage. He will be listed as day-to-day and his status will be updated as appropriate.
Hawks guard John Jenkins (low back pain) remains OUT.