Collins (ankle) said Thursday that he hopes to return within the "next couple of games," Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. "I don't have a specific date in mind," Collins said. "With the stuff I've been doing in the past couple of days, the progression has been very good. The training staff and everyone likes the way I'm moving. I'm just hoping things can continue to go the way they are going and I can make a return in the next couple of games, but you never know." Collins is yet to play this season as he works back from an ankle injury, but he was cleared for modified, on-court drills earlier in the week and will travel with the Hawks on their upcoming road trip, which begins Sunday in Los Angeles and concludes the following Saturday in Indianapolis. It's possible that Collins could return at some point during the trip, though the Hawks likely won't have much time to practice over the next several weeks. Beginning Friday, Atlanta doesn't have consecutive days off until Dec. 9 and 10.
Collins (ankle) has been cleared for modified on-court drills but remains without a return timetable, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. The Hawks issued a statement Monday which revealed that Collins underwent an imaging scan on Nov. 2. Per the team: "The results show continued progression in his rehabilitation from mild inflammation and soreness in his left ankle. He has progressed to modified on-court drills and shooting routines with the goal of integrating him into modified team practice in the coming week. His status will be updated as appropriate." The lack of a firm timeline is certainly discouraging for fantasy owners who hoped to get Collins back in the mix as soon as possible, but the fact that he could return to practice within a week, even in limited capacity, is a step in the right direction. Either way, it seems likely at this point that Collins' absence will extend into mid-to-late November. The 2017 first-round pick is yet to take the court this season.
Collins (ankle) was reevaluated Monday and will remain out indefinitely, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Collins is yet to appear in a game this season as he continues to nurse a left ankle injury. The hope was that Monday's evaluation would yield a more concrete timetable, but sources close to the team indicated that Collins' return is "not imminent," suggesting he could miss "several more games." At this point, it feels safe to rule Collins out for at least the upcoming week, which includes four games, and it wouldn't be a surprise if his absence extends beyond that.
Collins (ankle) will be sidelined for the Hawks' next six games before being re-evaluated Nov. 4, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. It was fully expected that Collins would be in line for a multi-game absence after a recent checkup didn't yield favorable results, so this latest report just confirms that the second-year big man will be sidelined through the first week of November. Even if Collins is cleared for on-court work immediately upon being re-evaluated, he could miss additional time beyond the next six games while he gets his conditioning in order. Collins' continued absence could keep extra minutes open for the likes of Alex Len, Vince Carter, Omari Spellman, Alex Poythress and Dewayne Dedmon (ankle), who is set to make his season debut Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Collins (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks and is unlikely to make his regular-season debut for several more weeks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Hawks haven't officially ruled Collins out beyond Wednesday's home opener, but it appears safe to conclude the power forward won't be back until at least November since he hasn't resumed court work since first experiencing ankle soreness early in October. After a prescribed two-week rest period, Collins was re-evaluated Tuesday, with the Hawks apparently determining that the second-year big man hadn't made any noteworthy progress. Viewed as a popular breakout candidate heading into the campaign, Collins may no longer be worth holding in shallower formats or leagues with limited bench spots while he remains without a clear return timeline. His continued absence will afford more run to the likes of Vince Carter, Omari Spellman and Alex Poythress.
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