Huerter departs Hawks-Magic with left hamstring tightness

Atlanta Hawks' Kevin Huerter (3) dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)
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Atlanta Hawks' Kevin Huerter (3) dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

Credit: Hakim Wright Sr.

Credit: Hakim Wright Sr.

Kevin Huerter, at halftime listed as questionable to return to Monday’s Hawks-Magic game at State Farm Arena, has been ruled out with left hamstring tightness, per the Hawks.

Huerter started in place of De’Andre Hunter, who had surgery on his right wrist to repair a tendon injury today and will miss approximately eight weeks. Before he exited the game, Huerter tallied four points, five rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes. Solomon Hill started the third quarter for the Hawks with Huerter out.

After the game, Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Huerter was experiencing tightness and didn’t want to pull a muscle, and will receive treatment. Fortunately, the Hawks will have an off-day Tuesday, coming off a back-to-back.

“Kevin felt like something was about to pull in the first half,” McMillan said. “His hamstring got a little tight. They tried to loosen him up during halftime, and it just didn’t feel right. He couldn’t go. We’ll check on him. I just spoke with him. He said it felt a little tight. He didn’t want to pull it. So he’ll get treatment.”

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