Jason Collins Injury: Hawks Center Has Torn Ligament, Out 2-4 More Weeks

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 22: Jason Collins #34 of the Atlanta Hawks draws a foul from Jameer Nelson #14 of the Orlando Magic during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 22, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hawks center Jason Collins will miss another 2-4 weeks with a torn ligament in his elbow after having an MRI exam earlier this week. Collins has been out since suffering the injury on February 2 against Memphis and will keep his arm in a brace for at least the near future.

"They showed me the MRI on the screen and the severity of the tear and highly recommended I stay in this brace so I can get back to the court as quickly as possible."

Atlanta has been hammered by injury at the center position the entire season losing Al Horford and now Collins. Zaza Pachulia has taken over the starters position and rookie power forward Ivan Johnson has gotten the bulk of minutes as the backup.

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