The Eastern Conference continues to get worse. The most important player on the Atlanta Hawks roster is sidelined indefinitely due to a torn pectoral muscle. According to the NBA official site, Horford left during the first overtime of Thursday night’s 127-125 double-overtime win at Cleveland and did not return. The Hawks said an MRI and examination on Friday by Dr. Michael Bernot in Atlanta revealed the complete tear of the muscle.
Horford averaged 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds for an Atlanta Hawks team playing above .550 basketball and currently sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Horford is the second star player this week to be sidelined to injury. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without their All-Star guard Russell Westbrook at least until after the NBA All-Star break.
Stay tuned for more details.