Solomon Hill expected to miss rest of season

The Hawks’ Solomon Hill is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a right hamstring tendon tear, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

After taking a tough fall, Hill left Sunday’s loss against the Hornets and underwent an MRI on Monday. He will require surgery.

What it means: The Hawks will need to look elsewhere as injuries mount, especially for a leadership voice.

The Hawks continue to be shorthanded on the wing, with Hill previously helping Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot fill in for the absence of De’Andre Hunter (right wrist tendon surgery), Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (right ankle sprain) all out injured.

Losing Hill is difficult for the Hawks not only because he has stepped in as injuries add up, but because Hill is a veteran leader on the team. In the past, several Hawks players have credited Hill for using his voice and making sure the team communicates.

“It’s really tough,” coach Nate McMillan said. “Any time you lose a player for the season, it’s tough, because he was not only a player that has filled roles for us, starting back last season, he’s that emotional leader for us. He’s been a big-time voice for us in the locker room, both on and off the floor. It’s a real big loss for us.

“One of our captains on the team and just a guy that, whenever we’ve had injury, we’ve been able to plug in at the 2, 3, 4 position, whether that’s coming off the bench or starting. Tough loss for us. Sorry to see that for Solo.”

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