Hawks rookie Cam Reddish has the ball stripped by the Heat's Kelly Olynyk as he drives against Chris Silva Oct. 31, 2019, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Hawks’ Cam Reddish misses game due to left wrist sprain

Cam Reddish was ruled out for the Hawks’ game in Detroit Friday because of a left wrist sprain, which he injured when landing on it awkwardly after colliding with Robin Lopez in the fourth quarter of the loss to Milwaukee Wednesday. 

The wrist swelled up Thursday, but it has since calmed down, with the rookie hoping to play Saturday when the Hawks host the Raptors at State Farm Arena. 

“Just trying to avoid it from getting re-aggravated, and just a bunch of treatment,” Reddish said of how he’s handling the sprain. “It’s feeling a lot better, so hopefully I’m good to go tomorrow.” 

Reddish described it as a day-to-day injury. He’ll see how it feels and re-evaluate Saturday. 

DeAndre’ Bembry started vs. Detroit in Reddish’s absence. Reddish was starting in Kevin Huerter’s absence (Huerter is out with a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain). 

Reddish’s wrist had shown big improvement from Thursday, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said pregame, but not enough to play. 

“He’s better,” Pierce said. “I think there was huge swelling yesterday and some tenderness in his left pinky, and then today there was a 30-40% improvement. ... He had better grip with it today, but not quite there yet. So just not ready for today.”

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