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Al Horford injury: Hawks center begins rehab for torn pectoral

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Al Horford began the rehab phase in his recovery from a torn pectoral on Tuesday.

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Al Horford continues in his recovery from season-ending surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and began therapy sessions on Tuesday. He posted a video to his Instagram account:

Horford injured his shoulder at Cleveland in December. He had surgery on December 31. The Hawks announced that he would miss the rest of the season while recovering from the surgery. This injury was to his right pectoral muscle. He suffered a tear of his left pectoral two seasons ago and missed all but 11 games before making a return in the playoffs.

Horford was averaging a career-best 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds on 57 percent shooting at the time of the injury. The Hawks have struggled to replace him. Atlanta's center situation hasn't gotten any easier with injuries to Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon that has left the Hawks with just Elton Brand as their lone healthy option. Horford is expected to be ready when training camp opens next season.