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Josh Smith Injury: Hawks PF hopeful to return against Pacers

Josh Smith suffered a sprained right ankle in the loss to the Rockets Friday night, and will not travel with the team the Oklahoma City for Sunday's game.

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Josh Smith will play against Pacers

The Atlanta Hawks will be back at full strength Wednesday night as forward Josh Smith will suit up and play after missing Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

Smith took part in a portion of practice on Tuesday and Larry Drew was hopeful as far back as Sunday that he would be able to return to action in time for Wednesday's game. The Hawks are also expected to have Johan Petro available tonight. Petro was inactive for the first two games of the season with a sore back.

In other injury news, we were aware that Indiana forward Danny Granger would not be playing tonight against the Hawks but it doesn't look like he will be back anytime soon. Granger had his knee examined by renown surgeon Dr. James Andrews and received an injection for patellar tendinosis. He is expected to miss the next three months of action.

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Josh Smith takes part in practice on Tuesday

Injured Hawks forward Josh Smith returned to practice on Tuesday and could return for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

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Drew hopes to have Josh Smith back on Wednesday

Larry Drew hopes that injured power forward Josh Smith can return to the Atlanta lineup on Wednesday against the Pacers.

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Smoove sprains ankle, will not travel to OKC

Josh Smith suffered a sprained right ankle in the loss to the Rockets Friday night, and will not travel with the team the Oklahoma City for Sunday's game.

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