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Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford suffered a gruesome shoulder injury back in January that had him expected to be sidelined for the next three to four months. May 12th would've been about four months too, but it looks like he'll be back sooner than that. After first telling Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears yesterday morning that he did not expect to play in the upcoming playoffs, he later hit Marc back up on his cell to say that he had changed his mind I guess. This from Marc Spears' latest Sullia account update: Al Horford changes mind telling Yahoo! he will return to action in limited fashion 4/26 vs DAL after doc meeting. The Hawks forward-center told Y! Sports in the morning he didn't expect to return from the postseason due to pectoral injury suffered earlier this season. But doctor told him some pectoral weakness is normal and not to be fearful of it, which led Horford to changing his mind and becoming more confident for return. He will play about 15 minutes per ga...
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