Dennis Schroder returned to practice on Monday after resting a sore ankle for the past several days. The Hawks starting point guard said he twisted his ankle during voluntary pickup games more than a week before the start of training camp.
After the first two days from training camp, the Hawks held Schroder out of Thursday’s workout. He did not compete in the team scrimmage on Saturday. The Hawks had only a treatment day on Sunday.
“The trainers told me to relax a little bit and not put pressure on it,” Schroder said. “In training camp it was hurting a little bit. It was bothering me so they said take off. I took off Friday, Saturday and Sunday and today was the first time practicing again. I could run up and down the floor. Now, I’m healthy.”
Schroder said he expects to play when the Hawks open the preseason with an exhibition game at the Grizzlies on Thursday.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Schroder “looked good” during his return to practice.
In other injury news, Paul Millsap did post-practice shooting work on Monday. The starting power forward had an undisclosed non-surgical procedure on his right knee and will be sidelined the first two weeks on training camp. He will miss exhibition games against the Grizzlies and Spurs on Saturday before a re-evaluation.
Millsap had the procedure after experience persistent swelling.
Budenholzer said Millsap has been doing some shooting, weight lifting and bike work while not practicing.
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