Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/1/12
In one of the more surprising developments of this season, All-Star center Al Horford has been cleared to begin rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. Horford was expected to miss the remainder of the regular season but could be in the process of making a return much sooner than anyone expected, including coach Larry Drew. "It's still a little too early to know exactly what's in store for Al this season," Drew said. "But I'd be lying if I didn't tell you it was a pleasant surprise, a much-needed surprise, given the way we've struggled in his absence." NOTES, QUOTES -An extra day in February wasn't the best idea for a team dealing with the sort of month the Hawks have in this Leap Year. A team that has been reeling for weeks found themselves at odds with what works yet again in their 85-82 loss t0 the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night. After compiling an impressive 8-1 home record to start the season, the Hawks are just 2-5 in their last seven games a...
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