Dejounte Murray joined Trae Young and John Collins in order to make the Atlanta Hawks a contender in the Eastern Conference. However, it appears that both he and Collins are expected to miss significant time, sidelined from the action.
We should wonder how long they are expected to be out for and what exact injuries they are diagnosed with. The Hawks are currently on a 3 game-losing streak, placing them 7th in the Eastern Conference. That said, knowing when Collins and Murray will return to support Young and carry the team is important.
Atlanta Hawks’ stars Dejounte Murray and John Collins have similar injuries
While injuries are certainly not a humorous matter, it would interest NBA fans to know that both Dejounte Murray and John Collins have the same type of injury. According to the reports, both of them have strained their left ankle and will be sidelined in the near future.
Moreover, their recovery and rehabilitation timeframe seems to be identical. Both of them are expected to miss about two weeks of playing time before making a return to the court.
John Collins was injured in a game against the Orlando Magic. He jumped high in the air to dunk a near-perfect assist from Trae Young at the end of the second quarter. While he certainly made the dunk, he landed awkwardly on his left ankle and has not played since.Dejounte’s injury is much more recent. It happened just two games ago, against the New York Knicks. Within a few minutes into the game, Murray pulled up to shoot a baseline jumper. His opponent RJ Barrett closed out the distance in an attempt to guard him. As a result, Dejounte landed on RJ’s foot and instantly went down in pain. After an MRI scan, he was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and swelling. Therefore, he is also expected to be sidelined for the next 2 weeks. This certainly spells disaster for the Hawks. They actually began this season quite well. However, it is highly unlikely for Young to be able to carry this team without the second and third-best players in the lineup. We hope that they undergo a speedy recovery and soon make a return for their team.
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