Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter will miss at least one week with a right knee injury, the team announced Saturday. He will be re-evaluated next week.
Hunter underwent a non-surgical procedure to treat the injury, Atlanta's announcement added.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 30, 2021
De’Andre Hunter underwent an MRI and review this morning, which revealed articular wear and tear in his right knee. Following a non-surgical procedure this morning, he will miss Monday’s game vs. the Lakers. He will be reviewed next week. pic.twitter.com/TxdeOsa1Pc
Hunter missed the second half of Friday's game against the Washington Wizards with right knee soreness. He appeared to have suffered the injury during the second quarter.
The 23-year-old has taken a massive step forward in his second NBA season. He's averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from deep.
Danilo Gallinari will likely fill in for Hunter. The Hawks are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors next week.