Hawks’ Young diagnosed with lateral ankle sprain


Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young was diagnosed with a Grade 2 lateral ankle sprain and is expected to return once swelling and discomfort are gone, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.

Young exited Wednesday’s loss to the New York Knicks after spraining his left ankle and is already ruled out for Friday’s game against the Miami Heat.

An MRI on Thursday revealed the Grade 2 sprain.

Young, 22, is averaging 25.3 points and 9.6 assists for the Hawks, who entered Thursday’s games at the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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