John Collins to miss at least one more week with ankle sprain

Hawks guard Trae Young (11) defends against Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) with Hawks forward John Collins (20) in Denver, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Hawks guard Trae Young (11) defends against Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) with Hawks forward John Collins (20) in Denver, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Credit: Joe Mahoney

Credit: Joe Mahoney

Hawks power forward John Collins will miss at least one more week of action with his left ankle sprain.

Collins, who suffered the sprain in a loss to Phoenix on March 30, is continuing in his daily rehab activities, the team announced Thursday, which includes “progression to dynamic foot contacts, lateral shuffling and individual court work.”

But, it will be another seven to 10 days before he is reviewed again, so he will miss at least the next three to four games, with the fourth game vs. Milwaukee coming next Thursday, the day he will be re-evaluated.

Collins’ absence puts the Hawks in a tough situation on both ends of the floor. He has averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 47 starts this season, and combined with center Clint Capela has helped the Hawks show improvement on defense.

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