Atlanta Hawks point guard Trey Young was sidelined by an ankle dislocation, but he is expected to return to the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, according to a report by Hawks writer Kevin Shuinard.
Young was a full member on Tuesday, according to Chuinard. Hawks head coach Lloyd Pearce believes his initial point guard will be ready to go by Friday:
Lloyd Pearce said Tre Young was fully involved in today’s contactless practice.
“I imagine that he will be ready by Friday.”
– Kevin Chouinard (@KLChouinard) December 31, 2019
Young was excluded from the Atlanta game on Friday with the Bucks shortly after he went to the locker room for evaluation. This is the same ankle that he tweaked in November, so the team was clearly worried. Kevin Herter was given a starting nod with Young from the commission.
Trey Young was to be released from court before the break after suffering an obvious ankle injury pic.twitter.com/qf7SsaNnjI
– NBA Bleach Report (@BR_NBA) December 28, 2019
The fact that Young is close to returning is great news for the Hawks, who are currently holding a disappointing 7-27 overall result. At first, it will probably be limited to minutes, but the team will probably be able to use its products at both ends of the field.
In his 31 games this season for Atlanta, Jung scored an average of 28.5 points with 44.4% shooting from the field (36.8% off the arc), 8.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 interceptions for 34.9 minutes in one walk.
The Friday night match between the Hawks and the Celtics is scheduled for a tip inside the TD Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET. Atlanta will seek another win after a fall of 10 in a row, while Boston has won five of its last six.