Hawks’ Bogdanovic out with avulsion fracture, bone bruise in proper knee


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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