Hawks’ Dewayne Dedmon grabs a rebound against the Grizzlies during the second half in a NBA preseason basketball game on Monday, October 9, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Hawks’ Dedmon suffers ankle injury

Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon suffered a left ankle injury, determined to be an avulsion fracture after medical tests including an X-ray and MRI exam.

The injury, which occurred during a workout on Aug. 27, is not considered serious. Dedmon will wear a walking boot and be re-evaluated in a week, according to the team.

An avulsion fracture is an injury where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. In the case of an avulsion fracture, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone.

Dedmon appeared in 62 games for the Hawks last season, his first with the team after signing a two-year free agent contract. He averaged 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in 24.9 minutes. Dedmon picked up his player option for the upcoming season this summer.

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