Hawks' Trae Young suffers a concussion and is out indefinitely

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives the ball to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Sam Merrill (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young was diagnosed with a concussion after getting elbowed in the face during a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and will be out indefinitely, the team said Sunday.

Young left Saturday night's game with 8:43 remaining after taking a charge from Cavaliers forward Isaac Okoro and accidentally getting elbowed. Young stayed on the court for a few minutes and walked back to the locker room with the Hawks trailing by 25.

Young, who scored 15 points in the 116-95 loss, is averaging 26.9 points per game and is second in the league with 10.8 assists per game.

As part of the league’s concussion protocol, Young must show he is symptom-free before resuming basketball activities. There is no set timetable.

The Hawks (18-24) play at the Sacramento Kings (23-18) on Monday night.


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