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John Collins exits Bucks game with left ankle sprain

The Hawks continue to rack up the injuries late in the season.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

John Collins was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks and was unable to return to action. The team has officially called it a left ankle sprain.

The injury happened after Collins came down on the foot of Giannis Antetokounmpo while shooting a three-pointer from the corner. For a team already stretched to the limit after injuries to the likes of Kent Bazemore, DeAndre’ Bembry and Jaylen Morris, this comes at an inopportune time for Atlanta.

Collins is having a standout rookie season, averaging 10.5 points per game, 7 rebounds per game in 23 minutes of action per night. The Wake Forest product has been starting for the Hawks since they came to a buyout agreement with Ersan Ilyasova and, at the moment, he clearly profiles as the franchise’s best on-roster asset for the future.

Make sure to stay tuned for all updates to the plethora of injured Hawks players that are currently on the shelf.