Hunter (knee) has moved to weight-bearing exercises and some on-court work as he rehabs from surgery on his right meniscus, Marc Spears of The Undefeated reports.
Hunter underwent a debridement procedure just over a week ago, so the fact that he's already making progress is a considerable step in the right direction. Spears notes that Hunter has been able to go through form shooting and ball-handling drills in addition to activities geared toward strengthening the knee. The Hawks plan to evaluate Hunter in two weeks, at which point we should have a better gauge as to whether he's ahead of the seven-to-10-week timetable the team initially put forth. Prior to the injury, Hunter was enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign, averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals while raising his shooting percentages across the board.
Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said that Hunter underwent successful surgery on his right knee Monday, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports. "Doctors say, typically, on average, these things are 7-to-10 weeks," Schlenk said of Hunter's projected recovery timeline. "And most of the guys are ready to go by eight weeks. So we're hopeful."
The Hawks had previously indicated that Hunter would be re-evaluated in two weeks following surgery, but the 23-year-old was never considered likely to be ready to play by the end of February or early March. Schlenk's update provides further clarity on the matter, as Hunter now looks set to be sidelined until at least early April, if not longer. With Hunter now expected to miss roughly 25 to 35 games, he'll be tough to justify holding in most leagues, even though he should be ready to play by the time the regular season comes to an end. The knee injury is a tough setback for Hunter, who had taken a major step forward in his sophomore campaign with averages of 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 32.2 minutes per game on 51.4 percent shooting from the floor and 87.7 percent shooting from the free-throw line. Kevin Huerter, Danilo Gallinari and Cam Reddish should be the main beneficiaries of Hunter's absence in the next few weeks, while Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) should also see some added value when he's eventually able to return from a long-term injury of his own.
Hunter will undergo a lateral meniscus arthroscopic debridement procedure Monday that will keep him out at least two weeks, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Hunter has missed the last four games due to a right knee injury, and he'll undergo another procedure that will keep him out for several weeks. The team expects to provide an update on his recovery approximately two weeks after his surgery, and a better idea of his return timetable could be known at that point. Cam Reddish and Danilo Gallinari should see increased run while Hunter is sidelined.
Hunter (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Raptors, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
The 23-year-old will be sidelined for the fourth straight game after suffering the right knee injury last week. Hunter was ruled out for at least a week after undergoing a non-surgical procedure last Saturday, and he'll have at least a few more days to recover before potentially missing the next game Wednesday at Dallas.
Hunter (knee) underwent an MRI, which revealed articular wear and tear in his right knee, and he'll be reviewed next week following a non-surgical procedure Saturday morning.
Right knee soreness forced Hunter to leave Friday's game early, and it turns out he was dealing with an issue significant enough to keep him out at least a week. While Hunter is sidelined, Cam Reddish and Danilo Gallinari could see extra run.
Hunter was ruled out for the second half of Friday's game against Washington due to right knee soreness, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Hunter sat out the final several minutes of the first half Friday, and the team announced that he won't return for the second half of the game. Prior to his departure, he recorded six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 12 minutes. It's not yet clear whether his knee issue will impact his availability for Monday's game against the Lakers.
Hunter recorded 21 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 45 minutes during Wednesday's 132-128 OT loss to the Nets.
Hunter has now scored at least 20 points in three straight games, and he's shooting 55.1 percent from the field over this stretch. This season, he's made strides as a scorer from inside the arc, increasing his two-point percentage and getting to the free-throw line almost twice as much as last season.
Hunter posted 22 points (7-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block across 36 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Clippers.
Hunter was one of the big reasons why the Hawks came away with the win against one of the top teams in The Association. As if that wasn't enough, Hunter has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four contests. He has taken a massive leap compared to last season and is one of the Hawks' main scoring threats on a game-to-game basis.
Hunter delivered 33 points (13-21 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists and a steal across 42 minutes in Sunday's loss against the Bucks.
Hunter took on a bigger role offensively with Trae Young (back) and Clint Capela (hand) sidelined, and he responded by establishing a new career high in scoring. The second-year forward has quietly emerged as one of the Hawks' top offensive threats this season, scoring in double digits in every game and topping the 15-point mark in nine of his last 11 contests.
Hunter (knee) is available to play Sunday's game against the Bucks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Hunter has only missed one game so far this season despite being bothered by right knee soreness. The 23-year-old is off the injury report for Sunday's game, so he should see his average of around 31.7 minutes per game.
Hunter (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Hunter continues to be bothered by right knee soreness, but he played through the issue Friday against the Timberwolves, posting 11 points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. If he ends up sitting this time around, expect Danilo Gallinari, Solomon Hill and Tony Snell to see more usage.
Hunter compiled 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four steals, three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes during Friday's 116-98 victory over Minnesota.
Hunter was back for the Hawks and slotted straight into the starting lineup. His minutes were down slightly. However, that was simply a result of the game descending into garbage time. Hunter is putting together a strong season despite the depth he is competing with. He should not be on any waiver wires and if that is the case in your league, make sure you do something about it.
Hunter (knee) will play Friday against the Timberwolves without a minutes restriction, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter was questionable for Friday's matchup, but coach Lloyd Pierce said before the game that he'll be active with no restrictions. The 23-year-old will return to the floor after missing just one game and should continue to play a key role for Atlanta.
Hunter (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Hunter missed Wednesday's win over the Pistons due to right knee soreness, but he could return as soon as Friday. He's been a key piece for the Hawks this season and, across the past nine games, is averaging 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.3 minutes.
Hunter (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Pistons, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
After going from probable to doubtful, Hunter has been ruled out as he deals with a sore right knee. The Hawks will also be without Cam Reddish (knee) on Wednesday.
Hunter (knee) was downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.
Hunter was originally considered probable with a sore right knee, but he's no longer expected to be available for Wednesday's contest. Cam Reddish (knee) is also doubtful, so Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, Brandon Goodwin and Solomon Hill should have increased roles for the Hawks.
Hunter (knee) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
A sore right knee lands Hunter on the injury report, but it doesn't look like his status is in much jeopardy. The second-year forward is coming off of a 25-point, four-rebound, three-steal, two-assist showing in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Hunter compiled 25 points (8-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, three steals and two assists across 37 minutes in Monday's 108-97 win over the Timberwolves.
Although he coughed up the ball a team-high six times, Hunter led the Hawks in scoring. He converted over 50 percent of his shots and registered decent numbers in almost every category. The Virginia product is remarkably consistent through 13 games and is equally effective at the perimeter and under the rim.
Hunter totaled 15 points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-9 FT) and six rebounds Saturday in a loss to Portland.
The sophomore swingman continues to post solid but unspectacular numbers, notching double-digit scoring in each of his 12 contests this season and averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. Perhaps most impressively, he has raised his field-goal percentage nine points to an even 50 percent and elevated his rate from the charity stripe over 10 percentage points to 86.7 percent.
Hunter tallied 15 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 23 minutes in Monday's 112-94 win over the 76ers.
No Hawks starter played more than 26 minutes and four players off the bench played more than 20 minutes as the Hawks were up 15 at halftime and 32 going into the fourth quarter. Hunter was tied for second on the team in scoring, only behind Trae Young. Hunter has not scored less than 15 points in six 2021 games while shooting a tick under 56 percent from the floor.
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