The surgery will take place Monday in Los Angeles, and he’s expected to return in approximately eight weeks, per the Hawks. The initial injury occurred during the Hawks’ loss in Golden State Nov. 8. That would keep Hunter out until about the second week of January — a good chunk of the season, but not season-ending, provided everything proceeds as planned.
Hunter missed the next game, a loss to Utah Nov. 9, but played in some of the loss in Denver Nov. 12. In that loss to the Nuggets, Hunter didn’t look full-strength, and he left the game in the second half with what the Hawks listed as right wrist soreness. After the loss, Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Hunter had entered the game with some soreness, and when he got a shot up in the second half, “it just didn’t feel right.”