Hawks GM Travis Schlenk reveals Kevin Huerter will miss about a month
The Atlanta Hawks have just delivered some pretty awful news with regards to the injury of second-year shooting guard Kevin Huerter. According to Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk himself, the team expect the 21-year-old to miss at least a month, as he continues to deal with a pesky shoulder injury.
Hawks GM Travis Schlenk tells @JohnFricke and @Bighugh53 that Kevin Huerter's total injury timetable will hopefully be 4-5 weeks, and that this Thursday is the end of week 1.
Huerter injured his shoulder a week ago tonight in Denver.
— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) November 19, 2019
This is certainly a huge blow for Huerter, who has not had the best of starts to the new season. More than a few folks were looking forward to a much-improved sophomore campaign for the 6-foot-7 shooting guard, with some even going as far as predicting a breakout year for the youngster.
However, this has not been the case for Huerter, who is currently averaging 9.3 points (on 42.7 percent shooting), 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.6 steals, while also connecting on 1.7 3-pointers in 10 games played for the Hawks this season. While these numbers aren’t bad, this is pretty much the same level of production from Huerter in his rookie year.
What’s even more concerning is the fact that he is averaging just 22.5 minutes of action per ballgame, which is a significant dip from his 27.3 minutes played last year. To make matters worse, Huerter was actually able to string up a few good games before the injury, scoring in double digits in four straight contests.
Unfortunately for him, the former Maryland standout will need to sit on the sidelines for an extended period, with the hopes of being able to get things going again once he returns to the court.