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DeMarre Carroll Injury: Hawks forward will miss Friday's game against the Miami Heat

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The Atlanta Hawks will be without forward DeMarre Carroll on Friday when they take on the Miami Heat.

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The Atlanta Hawks will be without forward DeMarre Carroll for the second straight game due to a groin injury according to a report by the AJC's Chris Vivlamore.

Carroll suffered the injury in the second half of Monday's win over the New York Knicks. He sat out Wednesday's win over the Utah Jazz with Thabo Sefolosha getting the start in his place. Nothing definitive yet on Mike Scott for Friday's game but it sounds like he is closer to playing that Carroll. Scott suffered a lower back contusion in Monday's game after he was fouled by New York's Amare Stoudemire on a drive to the basket.

Carroll is off to a good start this season averaging 12 points per game on 49 percent shooting. He's knocked down 11-24 three-point attempts so far this season.  Sefolosha finished with 10 points and five rebounds on Wednesday but Atlanta's depth will be tested as they attempt to matchup with Miami's Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng on Friday.

UPDATE

The Atlanta Hawks have released an updated injury report and have elevated Mike Scott's status to "probable" for Friday's game for the Heat.