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Jannero Pargo Injury: Hawks Guard Has Appendicitis, Will Have Surgery In Cleveland

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Get Well Soon! Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Get Well Soon! Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Hawks guard Jannero Pargo has appendicitis and will have surgery at the Cleveland Clinic tonight.

Pargo was transported to the hospital prior to Sunday's game with the Cavaliers for precautionary tests. The surgery will sideline him for several days. On Sunday Larry Drew played a combination of Jeff Teague and Kirk Hinrich at the point guard position and also gave Tracy McGrady increased minutes. With both Marvin Williams and Willie Green also out with injuries, Atlanta once again finds itself very thin in the backcourt.

Atlanta has battled injuries the entire season after losing Al Horford to a torn pectoral muscle early on. Joe Johnson also missed time while recovering from knee tendinitis and Jason Collins missed 21 games with an elbow injury. Atlanta played on Sunday without Marvin Williams, Vladimir Radmanovic and Willie Green who stayed behind in Atlanta while receiving treatment for various injuries.

10:30 pm Update

Here is a release from the team regarding Pargo:

Atlanta's Jannero Pargo, who missed Sunday's game at Cleveland with what was first believed to be the stomach flu, had successful surgery this evening on his appendix at the Cleveland Clinic. He is scheduled to return to Atlanta in a couple of days, however, he will be out of action for a month.

The Hawks host Boston Monday at Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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