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Hawks’ Young leaves loss to Bucks with right ankle sprain

December 28, 2019 GMT
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, left, pleads for a call from an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, left, pleads for a call from an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Trae Young sprained his right ankle Friday and will miss at least one game.

Young had to be helped off the floor and was ruled out for the rest of the night late in the second quarter of a 112-86 loss to Milwaukee. He said after the game that he will not make the trip to Chicago for Saturday’s game against the Bulls.

“I rolled it pretty bad,” Young said. “It hurts pretty bad right now, but that’s to be expected. I’m getting treatment on it and iced it already.”

Young was dribbling when he went down in the lane. He wasn’t able to put much weight on his right leg while Kevin Huerter and John Collins lifted his arms over their shoulders and escorted him to the sideline.

From there, Vince Carter and a team trainer helped him into the locker room.

Young began the game ranked fourth in the NBA with 29 points per game. He scored 12 points Friday.

Young missed an Oct. 31 home loss to Miami with a right ankle sprain, but returned for the next game five nights later to score 29 points in a win over Sacramento.

“It was bad the first time, but the pain was bad this time as well,” Young said. “It hurt really bad, especially when it happened, but I don’t really know a comparison.”

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