Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young: Atlanta Hawks guard leaves first preseason game with right quad contusion

The Atlanta Hawks' preseason opener in Miami didn't last long for the team's star point guard Trae Young.

Early in the second half, following a technical foul, he returned to the locker room. The team would later announce that he would not return for the remainder of the game.

The reason listed by the team is a 'right quad contusion', an injury the 23-year-old might have picked up in a collision with Heat guard Gabe Vincent.

When he left the game, Young had recorded 14 points and three assists in 18 minutes of playing time.

Postgame, while head coach Nate McMillan said he had no update on his point guard, Young shared that his quad is in pain and it has a little bit of swelling but he'll be alright.

Coming off a highlight-filled historic debut playoffs, when he averaged 28.8 points and 9.5 assists, Young was set to soar back to being a contender for the All-Star and All-NBA teams for the 2021-22 season.

The most notable highlight from Young, prior to his exit, was an alley-oop lob to John Collins from out of bounds.

Stay tuned to for the latest on Young's injury status and timeline.

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