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Hunter to miss 8 weeks due to injury.

Hunter to miss 8 weeks due to injury.

Hunter to miss 8 weeks due to injury on his right wrist as he will be undergoing surgery.

Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter will miss 8 weeks as he will undergo surgery due to his right wrist injury on Monday, the team announce.

Hunter sustained a right wrist injury in a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 8. He missed Atlanta’s next game in Utah but played 21 minutes in Friday’s loss to the Nuggets.

An MRI on Saturday revealed a tendon injury that will require surgery.

Hunter, 24, has struggled with injuries early on in his NBA career. He underwent surgery on his right knee in February and missed 49 games last regular season while recovering. He then suffered a torn lateral meniscus in the same knee in the playoffs.

Hunter is averaging 10.8 points and shooting just below 40% from 3-point range this season.

 

Sportscliffs        ESPN

Hunter to miss 8 weeks due to injury.
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