Add another name to the laundry list of player injuries for the Atlanta Hawks.
First it was Al Hoford, then it was John Jenkins followed by Pero Antic and DeMarre Carroll, and now its point guard Jeff Teague who is the latest player to get bit by the injury bug.
Teague sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Friday night’s home loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
The injury occurred with 4:51 remaining in the first half when he came down on Tim Duncan‘s foot, forcing him to limp off the court and directly into the locker room. He did not return.
Teague won’t travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, reports Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.
The Hawks only had 10 players in uniform to start the game and were reduced to just nine when Teague checked out. This was the first game played for Atlanta since losing Pero Antic for 2-4 weeks with a stress fracture in his right ankle. Antic had been the replacement for Al Horford, who was lost for the year when he suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle on December 26, the same day Jenkins was lost to back and leg ailments, while Carroll was held out Friday with a left hamstring strain.