Hawks unsure how much time Horford will miss
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer says the team isn’t sure how much
time Al Horford will miss after tearing his right pectoral
Horford, who missed most of 2011-12 with a torn left pectoral
muscle, was injured in the first overtime Friday night in a victory
at Cleveland and likely will need surgery soon.
Budenholzer started 15th-year veteran Elton Brand at center
Saturday night against Charlotte. Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon also
will get plenty of playing time.
When Horford was hurt two seasons ago, he was sidelined 55 games
after undergoing surgery. He returned for the last three playoff
games of Atlanta’s first-round loss to Boston.
Horford leads the Hawks in scoring and rebounding, averaging
18.2 points and 8.4 rebounds.