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Al Horford Injury: Hawks Center Could Begin Rehab Wednesday; Still Hopes To Return This Year

According to Michael Cunningham, the Atlanta Hawks beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, center Al Horford is out of a sling and could be cleared to start rehab on his torn pectoral muscle by Wednesday.

#Hawks C Al Hoford out of sling. Could be cleared to start rehab Wed. Hopes to return this yr. "That's my expectation." 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Horford started in 11 games before he was injured and in those 11 games, he averaged 12.4 points per game and seven rebounds per game. In his absence, Zaza Pachulia has averaged 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Since Horford's injury, the Hawks have gone 12-14 to finish out the first half of the season. His recovery was estimated to take three to four months from the date of his injury, which was January 11.

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