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Trae Young is unable to play in Tuesday night’s crucial Game 4 against Milwaukee Bucks because of a “freaky” ankle injury.
The Hawks made this announcement less than an hours before tip-off. ESPN initially reported that Young was unable to play due to a fractured bone.
Young briefly left Game 3 after injuring his ankle when he stepped on the foot of a ref. Young went down complaining about the play. He would return to the Hawks in the fourth period, but they would lose the game 113-102.
“I didn’t notice him.” I guess I’ve got to have eyes in the back of my head now to see who’s behind me,” Young said, adding it was “just a freaky accident.”
Young stated that he would play in Game 4.
According to ESPN, the star guard “exhausted every avenue” to try and play but his mobility was limited.
Lou Williams is set to get a majority of the time in Young’s place. Kris Dunn, who played in only four regular season games, could see an increase in minutes.
The Bucks currently lead by 2-1 in the series and a win would make that a convincing 3-1. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.