Trae Young was reportedly banned from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Bucks, according to a double report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.
According to their report, Young will miss Tuesday’s game with a deep bruised bone in his right foot and will continue to rehabilitate in hopes of returning for Game 5 on Thursday.
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Young left the game towards the end of the third quarter on Sunday, stepping back after losing the ball, kicking a referee on the foot and appearing to twist his ankle. He only missed a few minutes, but admitted that he was “kind of sore” and that his mobility was limited by the injury.
When the game resumed on Sunday, Young only scored a 3-point jumper on 1-of-4 and also made a turnover on the 113-102 loss. He finished the game with 35 points on 12-of-23 shooting (6 of 14 of 3) and four assists.
Atlanta confirmed ESPN’s report and released an injury report prior to the notice. Aside from Young, the Hawks will do without Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory disease) and De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus surgery). Lou Williams will replace Young.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report for tonight’s game against Milwaukee:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee pain): Available
Trae Young (bruised right foot): Out
Brandon Goodwin (Minor Respiratory Disease): Out
De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus operation): Out pic.twitter.com/kTUT5kzUvI
– Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 29, 2021
The Hawks are trying to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole on Tuesday when the Bucks visit Atlanta on Tuesday. Without Young in the line-up, it will certainly be more difficult: He averages 29.8 points with 42.7 percent field goal shooting and 32.6 percent 3-point percentage. He also averaged 9.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the playoffs.