The Hawks were dealt yet another blow to their roster on Friday night as point guard Jeff Teague went down with a sprained left ankle.
Atlanta was already short four players heading into the game against the visiting San Antonio Spurs as starters DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford, as well as reserve players Pero Antic and John Jenkins, were all inactive due to injuries.
Teague must have sprained his ankle really bad because as soon as the injury occurred, he limped off the court in obvious pain and went directly into the Hawks’ locker room.
Shortly after the game ended — in a 105-79 blowout loss — Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reported that Teague will not travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip.
Atlanta heads to Milwaukee for a Saturday night game, then will fly to Oklahoma City for a Monday night game.
Shelvin Mack will replace Teague as the starting point guard.
It’s not clear how long Teague will be on the shelf after the Hawks return home, but we’ll have a better forecast in the coming days as the team will likely re-evaluate him before Wednesday’s home game against Josh Smith and the Detroit Pistons.
Check back for updates.