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Hawks Gustavo Ayón out 4-8 weeks with shoulder injury

Oct 8, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

No bueno.

We first told you last night Hawks backup center Gustavo Ayón had to leave the game in the first quarter after colliding with Norris Cole of the Heat when going for a loose ball. Now the Hawks have an update on the health of the Mexico native and it’s not ideal.

That timeline likely has him back in mid-to-late November but it could stretch into December.

Ayon was going to be in the frontcourt rotation with Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Elton Brand, so those guys are going to have play a little more. This could mean more minutes for Pero Antic and Mike Scott.

Ayon had looked good this summer playing at FIBA Americas where he was the MVP of the tournament, now when he does return he’s going to have to fight for minutes in the ATL.

  1. antistratfordian - Oct 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Yeah, if I recall, the Hawks immediately called for the Heat’s orthopedic surgeon. Not good.

    Another interesting thing revealed during this game was how Tom Thibodeau implored Roger Mason not to sign with Miami (I think “begged” may have been the term used in the broadcast) and to wait for more money from Chicago.

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