1320240850

May 26, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) shoots against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter will undergo surgery this weekend after a MRI revealed a small tear in the lateral meniscus of his right knee.

Hunter, 23, will have the surgery in Los Angeles. He will miss the remainder of the postseason.

Hunter started all five games against the New York Knicks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs but began to experience swelling in the knee ahead of Game 1 against Philadelphia in the conference semifinal.

Hunter played just 23 games during the regular season due to issues with the same knee. He underwent a lateral meniscus debridement procedure in February and had a non-surgical procedure on the sore right knee in April.

Hunter averaged 15.0 points per game during the season and averaged 10.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game during the Knicks’ series.

A first-round pick (fourth overall) in 2019, Hunter averaged 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 63 games (62 starts) during his rookie season in 2019-20.

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by purchasing a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you unlimited access to important local news stories. Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support.

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.