It didn’t look good when it occurred.
Within the second quarter Saturday evening, Atlanta’s Bogdan Bogdanovic was bringing the ball up court docket and rookie LaMelo Ball reached in for a steal. LaMelo clipped Bogdanovic’s heel (unintentionally), inflicting a clumsy step that led to Bogdanovic’s knee buckling. Here’s a video of the incident the place you possibly can see his knee bend in a path knees shouldn’t bend.
The Hawks introduced Sunday that Bogdanovic “has been recognized with an avulsion fracture in his proper knee with related mushy tissue irritation and a bone bruise.” There isn’t any timeline for his return, however that is going to be some time.
An avulsion fracture is the place a pressure to ligament pulls slightly little bit of bone off the place the 2 join, and the ligament disconnects from the bone. It often doesn’t require surgical procedure and may heal extra shortly than a torn ligament, however with a bone bruise included, this may take a while.
With Bogdanovic out count on extra run Kevin Huerter, plus two second-year gamers in Atlanta who’ve taken a leap ahead this season with Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter.
Bogdanovic got here to Atlanta as a free agent this offseason, inking a four-year, $72 million deal. He’s averaged 9.9 factors a recreation, capturing 36.2% from three, however he has but to discover a consolation zone within the Hawks offense subsequent Trae Younger.
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