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Hawks’ Pero Antic out 2-4 weeks with stress fracture in right ankle

Jan 23, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

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Since Al Horford went down for the season the Hawks have leaned pretty heavily on rookie Pero Antic — and he’s been solid. In the last three games he’s averaged better than 12 points and 7 rebounds playing at least 23 minutes a night, and on the season he is shooting 36.7 percent from three. While he’s no Horford he’s a rotation player who is going to get better with more time on the court.

Now the Hawks are going to be without him for 2-4 weeks due to a stress fracture in his ankle, the Hawks announced Thursday.

Atlanta Hawks forward/center Pero Antic suffered a mild right ankle sprain against the Brooklyn Nets in London on Jan. 16. X-rays taken following the game were negative and he continued to play without missing games. An MRI and examination today by Dr. Ashok Reddy at Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta revealed a stress fracture to his right ankle. He will now be placed in a protective walking boot.

Just to add to the fun, Atlanta forward DeMarre Carroll has a strained hamstring and is day-to-day.

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This is going to mean more Elton Brand and Gustavo Ayon for the Hawks, while Paul Millsap — already having the kind of season that has him as a potential All-Star — is going to have to take on more scoring and offense.

  1. antistratfordian - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Jeez… droppin’ like flies.

  2. mannyicey - Jan 24, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    My Hawks are snake-bit this season. Ayon’s hurt, too- really. Can you really play a 5-0 offense in the NBA?

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