Atlanta Hawks Lose Another Starter to Injury

The Atlanta Hawks can't seem to stay healthy as the team played Friday night's game against the Miami Heat without Trae Young, as expected, but then they learned center Clint Capela wasn't going to dress as well.

Capela is dealing with a back contusion and at this point it's hard to say just how long he's going to miss. The NBA's leading rebounder is a huge piece to the Hawks success and the team will need him 100% healthy if they want to win a playoff game.

The Hawks already have Danilo Gallinari, Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter who have all been in-and-out of the lineup all season as the team is near the top of the league in man games lost. Here's what head coach Nat McMillan had to say about his team's health down the stretch:

It’s a challenge because (Young and Capela) bring something you don’t have. What we’ve really had to do, as we’ve pretty much said, it’s next man up. You don’t have sitting on your bench what those two guys bring to the lineup as your starting point and your starting center and the way they’ve played this season. But when you have injuries such as we’ve had it’s the next man up.

At this point and time the Hawks aren't sure just how long Young and Capela will be out of the lineup, but one thing's for sure they will be cautious as they close out the regular season and gear up for the playoffs. Hopefully with their best players all available to play.

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