Jeff Teague suffered a right wrist injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s 117-109 double overtime loss to the Bucks Saturday night that limited the Hawks starting point guard to 18 minutes.
Teague said his wrist “popped” after getting hit in third quarter. He came out of the game with 6:44 remaining in the period. He stayed on the bench but only returned to the game for 1:55 in the fourth quarter after Dennis Schroder hit the court hard on a foul. Teague made one of two free throws during his brief return.
Teague said the injury was similar to one he suffered at the Magic last month. Teague briefly came out of that game.
“I’ll be OK,” Teague told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the game. “I kind of just popped it. I did it against the Orlando Magic the first time, if you remember. Then I did it again. I don’t know (if it pops out). It does something and the initial pain is pretty bad.”
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he used Schroder down the stretch in part because of Teague’s wrist. Schroder played a career-high 40 minutes, including both overtime periods, and finished with 25 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
Teague finished with five points and five assists.
The Hawks are off Sunday after playing back-to-back games. An update on Teague will be available Monday morning before the Hawks host the Warriors.
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