Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young was diagnosed with a Grade two lateral ankle sprain and is expected to return once swelling and discomfort are gone, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.
Young was injured Wednesday night at a 137-127 pm reduction at the New York Knicks. He had 20 points and 14 assists against the Knicks ahead of turning the ankle when he landed after shooting a brief floater with 1:13 remaining in the third quarter.
Young left the game and did not return.
An MRI on Thursday revealed a lateral left ankle sprain, the Hawks declared. Young has already been ruled out of Atlanta’s next two games.
Young, 22, is averaging 25.3 points and 9.6 assists for the Hawks, who entered Thursday’s games in the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.