Atlanta Hawks stalwart Trae Young, who left the court against the New York Knicks after a worrying ankle injury on Wednesday, has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 lateral sprain on his left ankle.
In the third quarter of the Knicks clash at Madison Square Garden when the Hawks were up 95-87, Trae Young rolled his left ankle after landing badly following a floater.
With a minute and 13 seconds left in Q3, he was escorted out of the court and did not return as the visitors went onto lost the game 137-127 in OT.
While the injury initially was appertaining to be much more horrific, Hawks coach Nate McMillan initially reported that the X-Ray on Young’s left ankle following the game revealed no broken bones.
Furthermore, a report made by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN claims that the results of the MRI done on Thursday suggest that the ankle was sprained.
While this is Young’s second injury this month after missing two games earlier due to calf injury, the ankle sprain is expected to cause the 22-year-old guard to miss the Friday clash against Miami Heat as well as the Milwaukee Bucks faceoff on Sunday.
Trae Young clocked 30 minutes of game time against the Knicks, and posted 20 points, 2 rebounds and 14 assists before he left the court.
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