052215 ATLANTA: Hawks Kyle Korver drives against Cavaliers Iman Shumpert in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday, May 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
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Hawks' Kyle Korver out for playoffs, may require ankle surgery

Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary.

Following the news first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks released a statement that said an MRI and examination this morning at the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic confirmed a severe high right ankle sprain. He will see a foot and ankle specialist to determine the best course of treatment. Korver had an X-ray Friday night that was negative.

Korver was injured in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night when he and Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up chasing a loose ball. Korver immediately came off the floor and went to the Hawks locker room. The team later released an update on Korver with an initial diagnosis of a sprain and a doubtful return.

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