Report: Hawks G Kyle Korver awaiting second opinion on ankle injury
Korver has been ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs after suffering the injury during the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Vivlamore reports that "Korver has yet to visit a foot and ankle specialist for a second opinion on the injury, which could eventually require surgery." He also said the examination hasn't been scheduled yet, but once it is complete, "it will help determine a course of action."
Atlanta forward DeMarre Carroll said Sunday that Korver has "got to have surgery, out 4 to 6 months." Meanwhile, ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz reported on Sunday night that Korver's ankle is not broken and that there is no recovery timetable for the injury.
Korver just completed his 12th season in the NBA. The 34-year-old is considered one of the best shooters in the league. Over 75 regular-season games in 2014-15, he averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while connecting on 49.2 percent of his three-point shots.
Korver earned an invitation to the All-Star game for the first time in his career.
The Hawks lost to the Cavaliers, 114-111, in overtime in Cleveland on Sunday night. Atlanta now trails Cleveland 3-0 in the series.