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Atlanta Hawks list Thabo Sefolosha as 'probable' against Magic

Thabo Sefolosha is listed as "probable" on the Atlanta Hawks' injury report for Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The wait may be finally over for Thabo Sefolosha. The Atlanta Hawks listed Sefolosha as "probable" for Wednesday's game in Orlando signaling his likely return from a strained calf that has sidelined him since the end of January.

Sefolosha suffered the injury during the first quarter of a win over Portland. He missed the next 23 games with what was described as a serious calf strain. Sefolosha has stepped up his activity in practice in recent weeks and some reports suggested that he might return this past Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs.

Atlanta's wing depth took a serious hit with the loss of Sefolosha and it came at a bad time given that he was playing his best basketball of the season. After a very slow start, Sefolosha was shooting the ball very well and knocked down 40 percent of his three-point attempts in January.

The injury provided increased playing time for Kent Bazemore but getting Sefolosha back gives the Hawks another experienced wing defender to deploy behind starter DeMarre Carroll.