In the second quarter of the Tuesday night’s loss in Miami, Hawks guard Trae Young came down awkwardly on his right ankle and was helped back to the locker room.
Young was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and did not return to the game. Postgame, he was on crutches with his ankle wrapped.
Young did not appear to be able to put much weight on the ankle when leaving the court, but said he was able to do so when he got closer to the locker room.
"It's definitely something they want me to stay off it as much as possible right now,” Young said.
At this time, it’s unclear how serious the sprain is, or how much playing time he will miss.
X-rays for Young’s right ankle were negative, a source confirmed to the AJC (first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski).
Young was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference player of the week Monday. He averaged 38.5 points, nine rebounds and seven assists through the Hawks’ first two games, leading the team to a 2-0 start, and added 25 points and 9 assists in the loss to the Sixers Monday.
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