Hawks’ De’Andre Hunter out for rest of NBA playoffs due to injury

In a major setback, the Atlanta Hawks announced on Wednesday afternoon that power forward De’Andre Hunter would miss the rest of the season due to a torn meniscus.

Hunter sat out the last two games in their second-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers with what the team initially called “right knee soreness.” However, following an MRI and a second opinion by another doctor, the second-year player will undergo surgery to repair the tear.

The Hawks released a statement on their official website that read: “Prior to Game 1, De’Andre Hunter began experiencing some mild swelling in his right knee. Head team physician Dr. Kenneth Mautner and head orthopedist Dr. Kyle Hammond examined Hunter and suggested an MRI.”

Hunter has been solid on the boards for the Hawks this season, averaging 15 points and 4.8 rebounds a game while being a versatile defender.

 
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Frank James Jobe was an American orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. (wikipedia)

 
 
De’Andre Hunter

 

De’Andre James Hunter is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)

 
 
Atlanta Hawks

 

The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta. (wikipedia)

 
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