De’Andre Hunter’s Status Upgraded to Questionable in Atlanta Hawks Latest Injury Report Prior to Clash with Lakers

Following a dramatic last-second victory against the Toronto Raptors, the Atlanta Hawks are gearing up for another home game, this time against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Ahead of this matchup, the Hawks have issued their injury report, revealing positive developments.

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A notable update involves De’Andre Hunter, who has been sidelined since December 20th due to right knee inflammation. However, he has now been upgraded to questionable for the upcoming game against the Lakers. Hunter underwent a non-surgical procedure on Christmas Day, addressing the knee issue, and was scheduled for re-evaluation after approximately two weeks. The lack of specific return dates has left fans anticipating his comeback.

If Hunter does take the court against the Lakers, it’s likely that he will face some restrictions on his playing time. The Hawks have felt the absence of Hunter’s defensive prowess, and his return could significantly bolster the team’s performance. Having played in 24 out of 29 games this season, Hunter boasts an impressive stat line, averaging 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. His shooting efficiency, marked by 46.0% from the field and 40.4% from three-point range, adds to his value on the court.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are grappling with other injury concerns. Dejounte Murray, who sat out the game against the Raptors, is now listed as questionable due to right hamstring soreness. On the downside, Mouhamed Gueye is ruled out with a right low back stress fracture, Bruno Fernando is sidelined due to left lower back spasms, and Vit Krejci is unavailable with a left shoulder subluxation.

The Hawks will be keen to leverage the potential return of De’Andre Hunter against the Lakers, aiming to build on their recent successes and strengthen their position in the league standings. As they navigate these injury challenges, the team remains focused on maintaining momentum and achieving their goals for the season.

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