De’Andre Hunter exits Hawks-Wizards game with knee injury

Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) and Washington Wizards center Robin Lopez (15) battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) and Washington Wizards center Robin Lopez (15) battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Credit: Nick Wass

Credit: Nick Wass

Midway through the second quarter of the Hawks-Wizards game Friday night in Washington, second-year wing De’Andre Hunter exited and was attended to by the training staff.

According to the team, Hunter is experiencing right knee discomfort and will not return to the game.

It’s not yet clear what Hunter’s specific injury is. After the game, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said Hunter was sore and would be reviewed more Saturday, but didn’t have any additional information on Hunter’s injury.

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