The Atlanta Hawks were dealt another heavy blow as news came out that second-year shooting guard John Jenkins will miss the rest of the season after undergoing lower back surgery, the team announced Monday morning:
Atlanta Hawks guard John Jenkins underwent successful lower back surgery this morning.The surgery was performed by Dr. Hal Silcox from the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic.
Jenkins will undergo a period of rest and recovery, followed by treatment and rehabilitation, and will miss the remainder of the season.
The Hawks were already short all-star center Al Horford for the year after he went down in late December with a torn right pectoral muscle.
Jenkins only appeared in 13 games for Atlanta this season and had not played since December 20. The team had since listed him as out indefinitely while he underwent therapy on his back. He finished the season averaging 3.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per contest.
The Hawks will have to continue relying on Kyle Korver as the starting shooting guard, while Lou Williams mans the backup role and DeMarre Carroll controls the wing.
Atlanta recently brought back Cartier Martin on a 10-day contact to add some sort of wing depth.