Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford will miss at least three months with a pectoral injury, according to the Associated Press.
“We are very disappointed for Al and our team and we wish him the best as he moves forward in the rehabilitation process,” Hawks general manager Rick Sund said in a statement. “He has contributed greatly to our success since his arrival in Atlanta, and that’s evident by his selection to the NBA’s All-League team last season.”
The Hawks announced that Horford had torn his left pectoral muscle during Wednesday’s 84-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Horford had averaged 12.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 11 contests so far this season. Last year the 25-year-old All-Star averaged 15.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest. With the shortened NBA season, an injury of this magnitude is more damaging because he will now miss a higher percentage of the team’s games. The Hawks are currently 7-4 on the year.