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Atlanta Hawks rookie power forward John Collins has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and is expected to miss the next two-to-three weeks, according to a report by The Vertical.
Collins suffered the injury Thursday night at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers and was forced to exit the game.
Sources: Atlanta rookie John Collins has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in left shoulder — no tear — and is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks. He suffered injury Thursday night.
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The Hawks selected Collins 19th overall in the 2017 draft and he’s been a pleasant surprise. The 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 11.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 21 games while shooting an efficient 59.2 percent from the field.
Collins’ injury comes at a bad time for the Hawks, who lost center Dewayne Dedmon to a left tibia stress reaction. Dedmon will miss roughly six weeks.
Atlanta has the second worst record in the Eastern Conference at 4-17.