The Atlanta Hawks will be without center Clint Capela for one to two weeks due to a calf strain according to the team. Injuries are starting to pile up for the struggling team who have already had John Collins, Dejounte Murry, and De’Andre Hunter miss games. Trae Young also missed one game already this month due to lower back tightness. Murray and Collins are still currently listed as out due to injuries. With Capela out, backup big man Onyeka Okongwu will fill out the starting role for the team until their starter is healthy again.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:
Clint Capela sustained a right calf injury during last night’s game and underwent an MRI today, which revealed a right calf strain.
Capela is expected to miss approximately 1-2 weeks, and his return to play will be updated as appropriate. pic.twitter.com/nvGH9pCF8I
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 15, 2022
This season so far with the Atlanta Hawks, Clint Capela is averaging 12.1 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 63.3 percent and a free throw percentage of 58.3 percent. Atlanta has struggled this season thus far and with injuries piling up that could continue.
The team is currently ninth in the Eastern Conference Standings with an overall record of 14-15. They are just two games ahead of being out of the playoff picture and can’t afford to lose games too often. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Capela the best in his recovery and return to the basketball court.