Hawks’ Trae Young Suffers Ankle Sprain, Will Miss at Least Couple of Games

Trae Young (11) during his time with Oklahoma in 2017. Photo by Jordon Kelly/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Atlanta Hawks encouraging the start of the season hit a major roadblock on Tuesday night when their sophomore point guard Trae Young suffered an injury in the loss against Miami Heat.

Young was driving to the basketball in the second quarter of the Heat game when he got tangled up with Justise Winslow. After landing awkwardly on the floor, the 21-year-old rolled his ankle and fell to the ground. He got up and limped to the locker room with a hurting expression on his face, before being ruled out for the remainder of the game.

“It was painful,” – said Young after the game. “Knock on wood, I haven’t had too many injuries. I’ve been blessed not to have too many injuries throughout my whole entire life, so that was definitely a tough pain.”

Luckily for the Hawks, however, it seems like Trae Young won’t face a lengthy break. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the player’s X-ray test came back clean and that the injury was characterized as a sprain. This means that Young might miss only a couple of games, before returning to court at some point next week.

Young entered the 2019/20 NBA season in great form and was averaging 34 points and nine assists in the first three games. He also shot a 52 percent behind the three-point line.