De'Andre Hunter out one week with knee injury
De'Andre Hunter will miss at least one week with a right knee injury. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter to miss one week with knee injury

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. 

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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