Kyle Korver will miss at least the next three games after undergoing a surgical procedure to repair a broken nose.
Korver suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Lakers. The procedure was performed Monday at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles by Dr. Jason Hamilton.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Korver will not play in the remaining games of the road trip – at the Kings on Monday, Warriors on Wednesday and Thunder on Friday. He will be re-evaluated following the next three games but could miss additional time if warranted.
“At that point we will see where he is and how he is feeling,”Budenholzer said Monday.
Korver was fitted with a protective mask. There is no immediate timetable on how long Korver will have to wear the mask once he returns.
Korver caught a shoulder from the Lakers’ Ed Davis, who was charged with an offensive foul. His nose immediately began to bleed and he was taken to the locker room for examination. The Hawks later reported Korver suffered a broken nose. He remained in Los Angeles while the traveled to Sacramento following the game.
Korver, the NBA leader in 3-point field goal percentage, is averaging 12.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 45 games this season.
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