The Atlanta Hawks dealt with considerable injury issues throughout the playoffs, but one of the players who did not miss playing time in the postseason could face a considerable challenge now that the team's run has come to a close. Howard Beck of Bleacher Report penned a column about Atlanta's overall approach, and in that piece, Beck dropped in what could be a meaningful line concerning Paul Millsap and his immediate future.
Teague, Paul Millsap and Al Horford have all struggled with less publicized injuries throughout the playoffs.
The most serious of those is Millsap's sprained right shoulder, which caused him to miss five games in early April and has never fully healed. There are whispers that it might require surgery after the season.
As noted by Beck, Millsap missed five games down the stretch of the regular season, and while he was able to play through obvious discomfort in the playoffs, the All-Star forward shot just 34.9% in the Conference Finals and 40.8% in the postseason overall. It must be noted that the team has not shed any additional light on Millsap's shoulder injury since he initially returned, but this is yet another injury situation worth monitoring in the coming days.
Kyle Korver is already set to undergo surgery on Wednesday, and while nothing is official yet, Paul Millsap could be joining him in going under the knife in the near future. It could be a long off-season in Atlanta.