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Al Horford injury: Hawks center on pace for training camp return

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Al Horford is progressing in his return from a torn pectoral muscle and is on pace to be ready by the start of training camp.

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Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is continuing his recovery from a torn pectoral muscle that sidelined him for all but 29 games of the 2014 season. Dr. Xavier Duralde issued this statement on Wednesday in regards to Horford's recovery:

"Al is doing very well and has progressed as expected as he rehabilitates his right pectoral muscle. As of his most recent examination, he has only been cleared for spot shooting and light non-contact, on-court activity. Unfortunately, I do not think he is far enough along that he can play for the Dominican Republic National Team this summer. He remains on schedule to be cleared for full participation to all normal basketball activities at the start of training camp."

Horford had hoped to participate in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball this summer with the Dominican Republic National Team but the injury will prevent that from happening this time around. The good news is that Horford should be cleared and ready once NBA training camp rolls around.