Huge Blow Dealt to the Atlanta Hawks


The Atlanta Hawks are off to a decent start this season with a 4-2 record but unfortunately they will be without one of their best players for at least a couple weeks.

The team has announced forward Danilo Gallinari will be sidelined for a minimum of two weeks after an MRI confirmed the right ankle sprain. The Italian swingman was the team's prized acquisition this offseason and suffered the injury Wednesday night when the Hawks faced the Brooklyn Nets. 

So far it's been touch and go for Gallinari with his new club as he's only managed to average nine points and 2.5 rebounds. Considering the $61.5 million dollar three-year deal, the Hawks won't be satisfied with this type of production.

Hopefully for the team and its fanbase, Gallinari can turn it around once he gets healthy in a few weeks.

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