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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard To Begin Non-Contact Drills In A Couple Of Weeks

Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich is set to begin non-contact work in about two weeks as he tries to recover from offseason shoulder surgery.

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The Atlanta Hawks got some good news regarding Kirk Hinrich on Tuesday who had his eight-week check up with his doctor for his surgically repaired shoulder.

"They are going to let me start doing all of the non-contact stuff with the team. A couple weeks from now, we will see how it goes from there. It's one of those deals where I'm excited to do some things. Hopefully I can get my conditioning right and keep strengthening. I have some weakness. I need to get stronger before I get out there."

Hinrich hasn't played for the Hawks since Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs last season. He missed the entire second round series with a hamstring injury which gave Jeff Teague the opportunity to run the club against the Bulls. Teague has started every game for the Hawks at the point since Hinrich went down with a hamstring injury against Orlando but head coach Larry Drew was non-committal when asked about Hinrich's role once he returns.

"We will see how that goes with Kirk. We are certainly going to bring him along slowly. But as far as who is going to be the starter, I haven't made a decision."

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