Hawks' Trae Young diagnosed with a lateral left ankle sprain
Young was reportedly diagnosed with a Grade 2 lateral sprain on his left ankle.
From NBA.com News Services
The Atlanta Hawks received good news on Thursday as their star guard Trae Young appears to have avoided a serious injury.
Young was diagnosed with a lateral left ankle sprain following an MRI, the team announced. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Young should return “once swelling and discomfort are gone.”
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:
Following an MRI today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, Trae Young was diagnosed with a lateral left ankle sprain. He will be listed as out for our next two games, and his status will be updated as appropriate. pic.twitter.com/LajuNj00QD
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 22, 2021
An MRI revealed a Grade 2 lateral sprain on Atlanta All-Star guard Trae Young's left ankle, source tells ESPN. He's expected to be able to return to play once swelling and discomfort are gone. Best possible news after Wednesday night's injury at MSG.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 22, 2021
The 22-year-old guard will miss the Hawks’ game against Miami on Friday and Sunday’s matchup against Milwaukee.
Young had 20 points and 14 assists against the Knicks before turning the ankle when he landed after shooting a short floater with 1:13 remaining in the third quarter. He left the game and did not return.
Young is averaging 25.3 points per game and ranks third in the NBA at 9.6 assists. He missed two games with a calf injury earlier in April.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.