Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has been one of the league’s top players in this young 2019-20 NBA season. He looked to continue his impressive start on Tuesday against the Miami Heat.
Early in the game though, Young went down with an apparent lower leg injury. Replay seems to conclude it was an ankle injury, as a video of the play shows Young roll his right ankle and immediately grab the lower leg area. You can see the initial injury update here.
Hawks fans were quick to panic, concerned for their young star guard. But ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski offered an optimistic injury update on Tuesday night.
According to his report, there’s “optimism that this isn’t a serious injury.”
Check out Woj’s full report below.
X-Rays were negative on Atlanta guard Trae Young’s right ankle, and there’s optimism that this isn’t a serious injury, league sources tell ESPN. Young will undergo an MRI soon.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 30, 2019
Woj also reports “X-Rays were negative on Atlanta guard Trae Young’s right ankle.” While more tests will be done on Young’s ankle, this is a very positive, early report on the Atlanta guard.
The Hawks are a primarily young team. Young is a core piece of the organization which has a good chance to reach the NBA playoffs this season.
The Eastern Conference has been decimated by off-season transitions and injuries. This has opened the door for younger teams to work their way into the playoff mix.
With Young leading the way, Atlanta is expected to have a big year.