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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard Makes Season Debut Against Spurs

Kirk Hinrich returned to action Wednesday night for the Atlanta Hawks scoring seven points in just over 13 minutes of action.

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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard Makes Season Debut Against Spurs

Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich made his return to the Hawks lineup Wednesday night when he checked in late in the first quarter replacing Jeff Teague. Hinrich missed the first 18 games of the season after having off season surgery to his left shoulder. His return is expected to give the Hawks an added boost off the bench at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Before the game, Hawks coach Larry Drew indicated that the team would bring Hinrich along slowly. Hinrich logged just over 13 minutes in his first game scoring seven points on 3-4 shooting. He hit his only three-point attempt and was credited with one steal and two turnovers in the Hawks 105-83 loss to the Spurs.

Hinrich replaced Jannero Pargo in the rotation for the Hawks. Pargo ended up playing the final 5:33 of the game after Drew had emptied his bench with San Antonio leading big.

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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard Looking For Wednesday Return In San Antonio

Injured Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich said before Monday's game that he is hoping to make his season debut in Wednesday's game against San Antonio. Hinrich will go through a full contact practice on Tuesday and if there are no setbacks will be cleared to play on Wednesday.

Hinrich missed the first 18 games of the season after having off season surgery on his left shoulder. As was expected, Hinrich will come off the bench once he returns to the active roster and Hawks coach Larry Drew indicated that Jeff Teague would remain the starter at point guard.

"At this point, I am going to stay with that I have," Drew said. "Jeff has shown that he deserves it. He has done a really good job for us. As of right now, I am just going to keep it as is."

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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard Hoping To Return During Road Trip

Kirk Hinrich is hopeful to make his season debut with the Atlanta Hawks during the team's upcoming five-game road trip.

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