Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins reacts after being fouled by the Chicago Bulls March 11, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Photo: John Amis/AP
Photo: John Amis/AP

Collins out versus Jazz with left ankle sprain

The Hawks will be without starting forward John Collins for Tuesday’s game against the Jazz due to a left ankle sprain. The rookie was listed on the team’s injury report on Monday before the second of a six-game road trip.

Collins did travel with the team on Monday.

Collins was injured in Saturday’s loss at the Bucks when he came down on the foot of Giannis Antetokounmpo while shooting a corner 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Collins made all three free throws and then immediately left for the locker room. The Hawks announced he would not return. Antetokounmpo was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 after video review of the game.

The Hawks’ lengthy injury list remains with Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), DeAndre Bembry (abdominal strain), Antonius Cleveland (left ankle surgery rehab), Malcolm Delaney (left ankle sprain) and Jaylen Morris (left ankle sprain) are out.

Collins missed six games in December to an AC joint sprain, the only time he has missed this season.

Collins is averaging 10.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 64 games, including16 starts. He would be the sixth player in franchise history to average at least 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as a rookie, joining Bob Pettit, Zelmo Beaty, John Drew, Al Horford and Mike Sojourner. 

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