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Mike Scott injury: Hawks forward upgraded to 'questionable'

Mike Scott getting closer to return.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks released an updated injury report on Tuesday in advance of Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Tiago Splitter remains out with hamstring and calf injuries but Mike Scott has been upgraded to "questionable."

While it is unlikely that Scott will play against the Suns, this is the first change in his status since he was ruled out for the start of the regular season due to soreness in his left knee. Scott underwent a non-surgical procedure on that knee at the end of training camp and has been traveling with the team and working out prior to games.

While it is unclear how the Scott will fit in once he is ready to return, he could be an option for Mike Budenholzer in an effort to try and jumpstart Atlanta's offense. The Hawks have scored 100 points just once over their last seven games and are 22nd in the league in three-point shooting at 33 percent.

Mike Muscala has emerged as a key piece of the Atlanta rotation but Kris Humphries has seen his minutes reduced of late in an effort to give playing time to rookie small forward Taurean Prince. Budenholzer has been going with a three-man rotation up front featuring Muscala with starters Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap.