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Dennis Schröder exits with apparent left ankle injury

It didn’t look great.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Adam Zagoria (for the AJC) reports Schröder appears to have a bone bruise and the point guard indicated on record that “it was nothing serious.” There will reportedly be an MRI administered on Monday.

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon and, in some ways, it was probably a typical game for the 2017-2018 season in that there were frustrating lows and encouraging highs for the team. However, there was one dark cloud hovering over the proceedings by the end of the fourth quarter, as point guard Dennis Schröder had to be helped off the floor in pain after an apparent left ankle injury.

At the time of this post, there is no official diagnosis (or announcement) concerning Schröder’s injury but he was on the floor for quite some time before needing assistance to leave the court. Following the game, head coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that Schröder is getting X-rays and that the team is hoping that the injury is just a sprained ankle. While any timeline would be premature, the Hawks are short-handed at the point guard position, with Malcolm Delaney as the only established NBA player available.

Josh Magette and Isaiah Taylor are also on the current roster, though Magette is on a two-way contract that outlines that he spend only 45 days with the NBA team during the Erie Bayhawks’ season. As for Taylor, he signed earlier in the week and, while there are encouraging signs in his game, the young point guard is still a relative unknown.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.