According to reports, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is out indefinitely after a MRI revealed he has a torn right pectoral muscle. Horford suffered this injury Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in which the Hawks went on to defeat the Cavs 127-125 in double overtime.
An MRI today revealed Hawks’ Al Horford tore his right pectoral muscle. He’s out indefinitely as Hawks research options.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 27, 2013
This is a huge loss for Atlanta, as they currently hold the number three seed in the Eastern Conference. Horford was averaging 18.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 1.5 BLKPG. He was shooting 57 % from the field and playing 33 minutes a game. Horford is the leader of this Hawks team, and there’s no doubt this team will struggle to win without him and his crucial contributions and great production.
“We will work with Al and complete our due diligence to determine the next best steps,” Hawks general manger Danny Ferry said in a statement. “Injuries are part of the challenge of an NBA season.”
Wow, all these NBA injuries this season is really getting me depressed. First Russell Westbrook, then Al Horford, all in one day… wow this really stinks.