Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver has been ruled out for the playoffs with a right ankle injury, the team announced. The news was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore.
Korver was injured in the third quarter of Atlanta's Game 2 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night. The All-Star dove for a loose ball with Cleveland's Matthew Dellavedova and immediately exited the game. A follow-up MRI Saturday morning confirmed a severe high ankle sprain.
The Hawks announced Korver would see a foot and ankle specialist "to determine the best course of treatment." Vivlamore reported surgery may be necessary. The injury leaves Atlanta without many proper options at shooting guard, with Thabo Sefolosha also out for the playoffs.
Atlanta trails Cleveland 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals as the series heads back to Cleveland. Korver, one of the league's top three-point marksmen, was averaging 11.1 points and five rebounds in 14 playoff games.
- Jeremy Woo