During Sunday’s NBA Summer League game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Trae Young left early with a right quad contusion and did not return to play in the second half.
His injury looked to be relatively minor and Trae should be expected to play again in Las Vegas. Depending on the severity, a player is typically out anywhere from 1-3 weeks with a leg contusion, but then again this is Summer League, so the Hawks will not rush him back.
“We were just being cautious,” stated Hawks summer coach Chris Jent following the game. “He was sore to start the game. He caught a knee, went knee to thigh yesterday in the game and it just wasn’t loosening up, so smart thing to do.”
After shooting only 13% from beyond the three point line at the Utah Summer League, Young finally started to look comfortable with his new team after arriving in Vegas, he scored 21 points while dishing out 11 assists in the first game.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding when we could expect see Trae Young back in action for Atlanta. For the Hawks to have any chance at winning this year’s Summer League trophy, they will need to have their young star healthy.