Hunter will undergo a minor procedure on his right knee Monday, Mike Conti of the Hawks Radio Network reports.
The exact nature of the procedure remains unclear, but coach Nate McMillan mostly downplayed it, noting that it's only expected to keep Hunter out for "a couple of days." Hunter made his return to action back on March 22 but only lasted two games before the knee forced him back to the sideline. He's now missed the last six games, and while Monday's surgery is not considered season-ending, it further complicates his return-to-play timeline. At this stage, it's probably safe to rule Hunter out for at least one more week, though it wouldn't be surprising if his absence extends later into April.
Hunter (knee) is out Sunday against the Warriors, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Sunday marks the sixth straight missed game for Hunter, who returned briefly for two games after a 23-game absence. His next chance to play is Tuesday against the Pelicans.
Hunter (knee) will not play Thursday against San Antonio or Friday against New Orleans, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter had been listed as questionable for Thursday's game, but he apparently suffered a setback as he was already ruled out for Friday as well. The 23-year-old's absence means Tony Snell will continue to see an increased workload. Hunter's next chance to play now comes Sunday against Golden State.
Hunter (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Spurs.
Hunter has missed three straight games due to right knee soreness, but he may be able to return Thursday. With John Collins (ankle) sidelined, Hunter's presence is as important as ever for the Hawks, who entered Wednesday's action with a 23-24 record, good for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Hunter (knee) is out Tuesday against the Suns, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter still has swelling in his knee, so he'll miss a third straight game after a two-game return from an extended absence. His next chance to play is Thursday against the Spurs.
Hunter (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Suns, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Hunter has missed two straight games with knee soreness, and his status for Tuesday is up in the air at this point. Expect further clarification from the Hawks as tipoff nears.
Hunter (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Hunter was questionable for Sunday's matchup, but he reportedly hasn't done activities in the past few days and is still dealing with swelling in his right knee. Tony Snell and Danilo Gallinari should see increased run for Atlanta once again in Hunter's absence.
Hunter (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game at Denver, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
The 23-year-old sat out Friday's matchup with the Warriors due to right knee soreness, and his status for Sunday remains up in the air. Hunter returned for two games last week after missing 23 straight contests coming off knee surgery, so the Hawks figure to remain cautious in returning him to action.
Hunter (knee) won't play Friday against the Warriors, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter was dealing with right knee soreness leading up to Friday's game and was experiencing swelling prior to the matchup against the Warriors. Tony Snell and Danilo Gallinari should see increased run for Atlanta in his absence.
Hunter (knee) has been downgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Initially listed as probable, Hunter's knee is apparently feeling sorer than anticipated. If he ends up sitting out Friday, Tony Snell and Solomon Hill would be candidates to see extra run.
Hunter (knee) is probable for Friday's game against the Warriors, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Hunter has taken the floor in the last two games after a 23-game absence due to knee surgery. The 23-year-old is still dealing with soreness in his knee, but he appears likely to play Friday for the third-consecutive game. Hunter has scored a combined 10 points on 13 field-goal attempts over the last two games.
Hunter (knee) posted eight points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), a rebound, an assist and a steal across 20 minutes off the bench in Monday's 119-110 loss to the Clippers.
Tony Snell performed well during Hunter's 23-game absence, but the Hawks still must be thrilled to have the 23-year-old back in the lineup. Before being sidelined with a right knee injury that required surgery, the 2019 lottery pick was an influential two-way catalyst and a mainstay in the starting five to begin the season. The team will play it cautiously with Hunter and cap his minutes in the short term, but barring any setbacks, he should see his playing time creep back up to 30-to-35 minutes per game after another handful of appearances.
Hunter (knee) will play in Monday's matchup against the Clippers and will be limited to roughly 20 minutes, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter was considered a game-time call and has seemingly answered whatever questions the Hawks' training staff had during warmups. He has not played since Jan. 29, so his minutes restriction is certainly not surprising as he eases back into the swing of things.
Hunter (knee) will be a game-time call for Monday's game against the Clippers, Sarah Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports noted Monday morning that Hunter will make his return against the Clippers, but it looks as though that report may have been a bit premature. Hunter has since clarified that he'll go through pregame warmups and assess how his knee feels before making a final call on his status. The second-year forward has not played since Jan. 29 and was off to an encouraging start before suffering a meniscus injury.
Hunter (knee) will make his return to action Monday night against the Clippers, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
The Hawks are yet to officially confirm Hunter's status, but it looks as though the second-year forward will be back in the rotation for the first time since Jan. 29. Hunter underwent knee surgery in early February and has been gradually working his way back to full strength. He'll likely face some initial restrictions but could be worth re-inserting into fantasy lineups by this time next week.
Hunter (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
Last week, there were some rumblings that Hunter might return to action, but he ultimately needed a bit more time as he works back from right knee surgery. Hunter progressed to full-speed scrimmaging, but he's yet to be fully cleared for game action. That clearance could come Monday, but the Hawks will wait to see how the second-year forward feels at shootaround before updating his status. Hunter has not played since Jan. 29.
Hunter (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Lakers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Hunter went through a 4-on-4 scrimmage Wednesday, but he'll remain sidelined Saturday while he continues to recover from right knee surgery. His next chance to play will be Monday against the Clippers.
Hunter (knee), who is out Thursday against the Thunder, will go through a 4-on-4 scrimmage Wednesday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Hunter remains day-to-day while recovering from right knee surgery, and it appears he's making good progress toward a return. His next chance to play arrives Saturday against the Lakers.
Hunter (knee) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Thunder, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Earlier in the week, GM Travis Schlenk intimated that Hunter might be able to return for Thursday's contest, but it looks like the wing will need a bit more time to work back from surgery on his right knee. When asked about Hunter's chances to play Thursday, coach Nate McMillan responded: "I haven't heard that. He's been working out, he's getting closer, but playing [Thursday]? That's something we haven't really talked much about." For now, consider Hunter day-to-day as the Hawks look ahead to an eight-game Western Conference road trip that begins Saturday in Los Angeles.
Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said Hunter (knee) could be ready to rejoin Atlanta's lineup as soon as Thursday against the Thunder, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Hunter received good news earlier this month when doctors determined he wouldn't require a second platelet-rich plasma injection for his surgically repaired right knee, but the fact that he's this close to a return comes as a surprise, as the expectation was that he would be sidelined until later in March. After the Hawks play in Houston on Tuesday, Hunter likely will be evaluated in practice Wednesday before a decision is made on his status for Thursday. Considering he's been sidelined for the last 20 games, Hunter may not take on his old high-minute starting role at small forward immediately upon being cleared, but he'll still be a worthwhile speculative pickup in fantasy leagues where he might have been dropped. Before requiring meniscus surgery, Hunter was enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign, averaging 17.2 points (on 51.4 percent shooting from the field), 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 32.2 minutes.
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