Al Horford injury: Hawks center out with sore calf

All-Star center Al Horford will sit out the second half of the Hawks preseason game against the Mavericks with a sore calf. Horford had four points and two rebounds in the first half on 1-4 shooting. With just one preseason game remaining before the regular season opens, Atlanta doesn't want to take any chances with Horford.

Atlanta came into Saturday's game beat up. Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia are both sitting out the game with ankle injuries that were suffered in the team's win over New Orleans on Thursday. John Jenkins is sitting out his second straight game with a hand contusion.

Without Horford in the lineup, Atlanta opened the second half with a lineup of Devin Harris, Kyle Korver, DeShawn Stevenson, Josh Smith and Anthony Tolliver. Ivan Johnson saw most of the minutes behind Horford in the first half. Johan Petro could get some in game action in the second half with the team down both Horford and Pachulia.

This story was originally published at SB Nation Atlanta.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker