The Atlanta Hawks are assembling a fairly solid starting lineup when it comes to injured players.
With Miles Plumlee (strained right quad) and DeAndre’ Bembry (fractured right wrist) already on the sidelines, the Hawks added two more to the injury report ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Miami Heat — the fourth game of Atlanta’s five game road trip.
As expected, after the injury to his ankle in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets forced him to leave the game, Dennis Schröder has indeed been ruled out of tonight’s contest after an MRI in Miami confirmed a left ankle sprain.
Schröder had an MRI in Miami this morning, which confirmed the sprain.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 23, 2017
The surprise name added to this injury report is starting power forward Ersan Ilyasova, ruled out tonight with a left knee strain.
With Malcolm Delaney anticipated to step into the starting lineup for Schröder, expect Mike Muscala or John Collins to step into the starting power forward spot, with Muscala likely the preferred option as the rookie Collins is still getting his feet wet in the big leagues.