In the second quarter of the Hawks' game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, Trae Young fell awkwardly and needed help from his teammates to come off the floor.
Trae Young falls awkwardly to the floor and has to be helped off by teammates 😳 pic.twitter.com/mMJet85DwE- ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 28, 2019
A few minutes later, the Hawks confirmed that the Rookie of the Year runner up would not return to the game after suffering a right ankle sprain.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 28, 2019
Trae Young (right ankle sprain): Will not return pic.twitter.com/48iSRBKLiz
When he left the game, Young had 12 points and two assists in his 15 minutes. The Hawks went on to lose the game 86-112, their ninth straight defeat.
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After the game, immediate swelling on the right ankle was the only update provided by Lloyd Pierce on Young. The Hawks play the Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on the second night of a back-to-back.
"I rolled it pretty bad," Young said. "It hurts pretty bad right now but that's to be expected. I came back here, got some treatment on it, iced it already."
The Hawks later confirmed that Young would not be traveling to Chicago.
The Hawks say an X-ray on Trae Young's sprained right ankle is negative but he will remain in Atlanta while the team travels to Chicago- Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 28, 2019
Prior to this game, Young was averaging 29.0 points, 8.5 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in 35.6 minutes through 30 games.