Chatting with reporters on Tuesday, Atlanta Hawks level guard Trae Younger confirmed that he’s suffered a quad harm within the preseason, saying “it’s good” however that “it’s just a little sore, for positive” (h/t Sarah Okay. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Structure).
McMillan relayed to reporters that Younger was held out of practice on Tuesday attributable to swelling.
Though the Hawks now have sufficient expertise to outlive temporary durations with out their superstar-in-the-making, any size of time with out the playmaking savant on the court docket handicaps a group that’s now being taken significantly within the public eye after Nate McMillan’s takeover as head coach.
That being mentioned, McMillan plans to be cautious with Younger’s rehabilitation, and understandably so.
Spencer additionally stories that Atlanta is contemplating sitting Younger for the Hawks’ preseason sport towards the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, after Younger sustained a proper knee contusion whereas enjoying towards the Miami Warmth of their 2021-22 preseason opener.
With the unprecedented variety of accidents within the 2020-21 season seeming to be a byproduct of a brief offseason turnaround, it’ll be value monitoring the notoriously hard-working Younger’s quad ache persists. Notably with the excessive utilization position that he has for an Atlanta group seeking to return to the playoffs in a more durable Japanese Convention.