ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 28: Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after a basket against the Orlando Magic due to a turnover he forced during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Zaza Pachulia's foot injury could be worse than first thought and the Hawks big man could reportedly miss the remainder of the regular season.
Although Hawks officials have declined comment, there are rumors that Hawks center Zaza Pachulia's foot injury is worse than a sprain and he could miss the remainder of the regular season.
Word is Zaza Pachulia's foot injury is worse than sprain and could keep him out balance of reg season. #Hawks decline comment— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 17, 2012
Pachulia has missed the last two games with a foot injury that he suffered against the Orlando Magic last Friday. It was originally thought to be a sprain but now could be more serious. Atlanta has endured injuries to key players the entire season but the center position has been hit the hardest. Al Horford was lost for the balance of the season early on and Jason Collins missed 21 games with an elbow injury. Collins has started the last two games in Pachulia's absence.