Trae Young has a Grade 2 lateral left ankle sprain, which is better news than expected but will still sideline him.
Young's injury looked bad, but it turns out he won't miss nearly as much time as originally thought. He's going to be able to play once swelling and discomfort subsides. Still, that could mean a few weeks. According to Jeff Stotts of InStreetClothes, the average missed time for that injury is 18 days. Atlanta will take its time with him but it looks like he'll be back for the postseason. The Hawks only have 18 games left, so unfortunately, Young is a cut-candidate for teams currently battling in the playoffs and without an IR-spot. Brandon Goodwin should start until Young gets back, and there will be more minutes available for Lou Williams, but the primary beneficiaries will be Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter. 6:58 pm (EST)
- Trae Young (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Heat.
- Trae Young exited Wednesday's game with a left ankle sprain and he will not return.
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