Hawks’ John Collins to miss at least a week with ankle sprain

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins soars to the basket Thursday, March 18, 2021, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins soars to the basket Thursday, March 18, 2021, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

John Collins, who injured his left ankle in the first half of the Hawks’ loss to Phoenix on Tuesday, underwent an MRI and has been diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain and associated bone bruise, the team announced Thursday.

He will not be reviewed for another week, so he will miss at least that much time (the Hawks will be without him for at least five games: Thursday in San Antonio, Friday in New Orleans, then for the first three games of a four-game homestand vs. Golden State on Sunday, vs. New Orleans on Tuesday and vs. Memphis on Wednesday).

Collins has started low-level rehab activities, per the Hawks.

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