Hawks forward Al Horford has torn pectoral, out indefinitely

Friday December 27th, 2013

 Al Horford Mike Lawrie/Getty Images Al Horford is averaging career highs in points and field goal percentage this season. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford has a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle and will be out indefinitely, the team announced.

Horford was injured in last night's 127-125 double-overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, leaving with a shoulder injury in the first overtime after trying to make a steal.

He suffered a torn left pectoral muscle in January 2012, but returned to the lineup almost four months later.

GOLLIVER: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook undergoes third surgery on knee

Horford is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 29 games for the Hawks this season. The Hawks are the only Eastern Conference team besides Miami and Indiana that have a record above .500. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh91b4slFm0

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.