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Trae Young listed as available to play Tuesday vs. Spurs

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young is available to play Tuesday, according to the NBA’s official injury report.

The Hawks’ second-year guard sprained his right ankle against the Miami Heat last week. Young practiced with the Hawks on Monday, and will return to the lineup against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday (7:30 ET, League Pass) barring any setback, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

Per Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce wasn’t quite ready to give Young the green light to return vs. the Spurs. For now, Young is officially listed as “questionable” for the game but will be evaluated again on Tuesday.

“We always wait to see how to see how it responds… we work, and we see how it responds, and if everything goes well, then we assume he’s ready to go tomorrow,” Pierce said.

Young told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that after he suffered his injury against the Miami Heat last week he was in a lot of pain. He made his way to the locker room in Miami and got his ankle wrapped, then he tried to stand up and do a calf raise on his right leg.

“I almost fell over,” Young told the newspaper. “I couldn’t move. There was no way I could’ve returned.

“This is probably the hardest I’ve worked as far as a small time period, and needing to listen, to do everything I could to be able to get back. If anybody knows me, (they know) I hate missing games. I hate not being able to play. So I was trying to do everything I could to be able to get back.”

Young was dominant before the injury, with averages of 26.8 points, 7.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds over his first four games. He was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 1.