Nov 7, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) dunks the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 109-107. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Al Horford “Probably Not” Returning for Playoffs


Dec 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) defends Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) in the third quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) defends Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) in the third quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Anyone waiting for a miraculous return by Al Horford in the playoffs like he did two seasons ago can probably put those hopes to rest. David Aldridge of TNT got a text from Horford after going down with a season-ending torn right pectoral muscle.

 

Horford was leading the Hawks with over 18 points per game and 8 rebounds a game. He had also cemented himself as the main paint protector with a career best 1.5 blocks per game. The Hawks will have to make do without their focal point, meaning increased minutes for Elton Brand, Mike Scott, Gustavo Ayon and Pero Antic now through the playoffs.

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