April 26 update: Capela is in for Game 5, while Bogdanovic has been ruled out.
April 25 update: Capela and Bogdan Bogdanovic are listed as questionable for Tuesday’s Game 5 showdown against the Heat. Capela played Sunday, so he should be good to go. Bogdanovic also played Sunday, but is popping back up on the injury report so his knee might be acting up a bit. Expect both players to eventually be listed as available in what is an elimination game for Atlanta.
April 24 update: Capela has been cleared to play and is available for the Hawks in Game 4 Sunday against the Heat. We don’t know if he’ll have a minutes restriction or not but this is a big boost for Atlanta as it hopes to tie the series.
April 21 update: Capela remains out for Friday’s Game 3 between the Hawks and Heat.
April 19 update: Bogdanovic, who was listed as probable, is playing in Game 2. The guard has battled through this injury for some time now and will suit up in a pivotal contest for Atlanta.
April 18 update: The Hawks have ruled Clint Capela and Lou Williams out, while Bogdan Bogdanovic is probable with an ankle issue. Atlanta will hope to rebound from a blowout loss in Game 1 to the Heat.
April 17 update: Collins will play in Game 1, which will be a nice boost for Atlanta since Clint Capela is out. Fans shouldn’t expect too much from Collins as he’s been out for over a month, but this is better than if he wasn’t able to go.
Atlanta's John Collins will play in Game 1 vs. Heat today, barring issues in warmups, sources said. Gut-it-out return for the Hawks, who are without Clint Capela. https://t.co/ZMpGsL0tUN— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 17, 2022
Update: The Hawks received some good news with Collins, as he will attempt to suit up in Game 1 despite his foot and finger issues. With Capela going down, Collins will attempt to give the Hawks some proven production in the frontcourt.
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins – out since March 11 due to foot and finger injuries – will attempt to play in Game 1 of series vs. Miami on Sunday, sources tell me and @ChrisKirschner. He has been upgraded to questionable.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 16, 2022
The Atlanta Hawks qualified for the postseason with a thrilling victory over the Cavaliers in the final play-in game in the East. The Hawks are now the No. 8 seed and will take on the top seed Miami Heat in the first round. Here’s a look at Atlanta’s injury report and the implications of these issues.
Hawks injury report
The biggest setback for Atlanta was Clint Capela sustaining a knee sprain in the play-in game Friday. Capela is expected to miss at least a week, which is likely taking him out for at last two or three games in this series. The Hawks are already without John Collins, who is batting a finger and foot issue. Look for Onyeka Okongwu to be Atlanta’s top center, with Gorgui Dieng and Danillo Gallinari filling in as needed. The Hawks are also going to likely be without Lou Williams, although they have enough guards to overcome his absence.
Bogdan Bogdanovic has played through some knee pain, but his status is worth monitoring. The guard plays hard on both ends of the floor and is capable of scoring in bunches. More importantly, he takes a lot of pressure off Trae Young. Bogdanovic is expected to be available, but any absence would thrust Kevin Huerter into a much bigger offensive role.