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Al Horford Does Not Think He'll Return For The Playoffs

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford does not think he will be able to return for the club’s postseason run, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Horford, 25, played in just 11 games this season before tearing his left pectoral muscle. The All-Star guard had previously never missed more than 15 games in a season due to injury.

The Hawks are currently 38-26, which ranks them fifth in the Eastern Conference. Last year they entered the playoffs with the fifth seed as well.

In 77 contests in 2010-11, Horford averaged 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.