Monday update: Young has been officially ruled out against the Bucks.
Monday update: Young is now being listed as doubtful, so he’s unlikely to play against the Bucks. Murray is looking like he’s going to start, so he’s the fantasy star in this matchup for Atlanta.
Sunday update: Young is questionable for Monday’s game against the Bucks with a shin injury. He was previously dealing with an eye issue so this is a new injury for Young. If he sits, Dejounte Murray would take over as the lead point guard for Atlanta.
Friday update: Young is officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans with the eye contusion he suffered Wednesday. Young did come back into that contest for the Hawks after sustaining the injury, so there’s little reason to believe he would actually miss this game. If he does, Dejounte Murray would be the lead point guard for Atlanta.
Update: Young is available to return, so his injury is fortunately more like Herro’s and not like Garland’s.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young is questionable to return to Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks after taking a shot to the face from Julius Randle on a jumper. Young went to the locker room to get checked out. The injury is officially an eye contusion for Young.
It has been a rough night for guards, with James Harden and Donovan Mitchell also appearing to suffer injuries before returning to their respective contests. Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro suffered this injury in Tuesday’s game against the Warriors and missed the rest of that game, but was able to play Wednesday. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland missed two weeks with an eye injury, so there’s really no telling how this will go for Young.
In either situation, the Hawks will rely on Dejounte Murray to pick up the slack. Murray was a big acquisition for the team in the offseason and the guard is capable of taking over to make up for Young’s absence.