Young injured his ankle in the last frame after accidentally stepping on an authoritiess foot. This limited his total efficiency down the stretch, as Atlanta has actually now lost back-to-back championship game by double figures to the Milwaukee Bucks. With this being an outright must-win for the Hawks, will Young even be able to play in this decisive Game 4 in Atlanta on Tuesday night?
Injuries have taken a huge toll on the Hawks back-court depth throughout this postseason.
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports).
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Atlanta Hawks star point player Trae Young has an hurt ankle heading into Game 4 Tuesday.
The Atlanta Hawks lost Game 3 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals at home on Sunday night due in big part to the ankle injury suffered by their super star point player Trae Young in the fourth quarter.
With this being an outright must-win for the Hawks, will Young even be able to play in this definitive Game 4 in Atlanta on Tuesday night?
Young had 35 points and 4 helps in 39 minutes in Game 3s home loss to Milwaukee. Him not being close to 100 percent will hamper the Hawks total efficiency to tie this series up at 2 games apiece. If Atlanta desires any hope of extending this series to 6 video games, the Hawks have no option but to win Game 4 at State Farm Arena on Tuesday.
Atlanta Hawks: Will Trae Young play in Game 4 vs. Milwaukee Bucks?
The Hawks official Twitter account exposed Young has a bone bruise in his ideal foot. Young had 35 points and four assists in 39 minutes in Game 3s house loss to Milwaukee.
Him not being close to 100 percent will hamper the Hawks overall efficiency to connect this series up at two games apiece. If Atlanta wants any hope of extending this series to six video games, the Hawks have no choice however to win Game 4 at State Farm Arena on Tuesday.
While Youngs injury upgrade might have been even worse, Atlanta will still be up against it in Game 4.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:.
An MRI taken earlier today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex revealed a bone swelling to Trae Youngs right foot. He will be listed as questionable for tomorrows Eastern Conference Finals Game 4. pic.twitter.com/xijP0z25G8.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 28, 2021.