Kevin Huerter Suffers Shoulder Injury, Will Miss Time
After missing the NBA's preseason, Kevin Huerter was hitting his stride again with the Hawks; healthy and knocking down shots consistently. Red Velvet, a nickname the 21-year old embraced this offseason, was cautious with knee pain before the season officially started and a new injury to Huerter will now sideline him for up to a month.
After starting Tuesday night's game hot, Huerter took a hit to his left wrist on a shot attempt and he left the game in visible pain. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is the one who hit down on Huerter's arm sending him to the locker room holding his wrist and grimacing.
The official statement from the Atlanta Hawks says Huerter will miss Thursday night's game and team physicians will evaluate his MRI and "his status will be updated as appropriate." According to NewsChannel 13's Rodger Wyland, the injury to Huerter's shoulder, which is not a tear, will sideline him for 2-4 weeks.
Huerter played 16 minutes in the win at Denver on Tuesday. He made all four shots he attempted, three of them from downtown.