Hawks sophomore swingman DeAndre’ Bembry has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a wrist fracture, for which he has undergone surgery, the Atlanta Hawks confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report:— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 24, 2017
DeAndre’ Bembry had surgery on his fractured right wrist today. He is expected to be out 4 to 6 weeks. pic.twitter.com/7DocJeJ6Mw
Bembry has only played one game this season, the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, after which the wrist injury was discovered and Bembry was ruled out indefinitely. After a few days of evaluation, surgery was decided upon as the course of action to get Bembry back to full health as quickly as possible.
The 23-year-old out of Saint Joe’s hasn’t had a whole lot of injury luck so far in his young career, and just when it seemed as though he was ready for a major role coming off the bench, he suffers his latest setback.
Bembry had preseason averages of 5 points per game on 29% shooting from the field, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists in 20 minutes of action in three preseason games.