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Pero Antic injury: Hawks center progressing but timeline indefinite

Pero Antic continues to recover from a stress fracture in his ankle but is still returned to practice and is still experiencing minor discomfort.


Pero Antic still hasn't returned to practice but has progressed to some conditioning and light shooting per a release from the team. He however, is still experiencing some minor pain while conducting some rehab exercises. The Hawks describe his timeline to return to normal basketball activities as "indefinite."

Atlanta finds itself with one healthy center for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards. In addition to Antic, The Hawks are without Al Horford, who is out for the season with a torn pectoral, and Gustavo Ayon who injured his shoulder in Tuesday's loss to Indiana. That leaves Elton Brand as the only healthy center option that is currently available for head coach Mike Budenholzer.

Antic has appeared in 29 games for the Hawks and is averaging 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 37 percent from three-point range. He emerged as the starting center for Atlanta after Horford went down. Antic suffered the injury during Atlanta's matchup with the Brooklyn Nets in London.