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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hawks Injury Update: Al Horford participates in full practice

By on 10/08/2014 04:30:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks get set to begin the preseason following a 2013-2014 season in which they won 38 games. The Hawks playoffs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. After battling the Pacers in the first round, they lost four games to three to end their season. The Hawks played nearly two-thirds of the season without starting center Al Horford, who had season ending surgery in December. After a long road to recovery, Horford was cleared for contact and participated in his first full practice since the injury.

Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

Our own Dylan Mendelowitz reported on September 27 that Horford, who tore his right pectoral muscle last season, had not yet been cleared for contact as training camp opened.

Chris Vivlamore, who covers the Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, tweeted the following update on Horford's status.
Horford, a seven year veteran out of Florida, averaged 10.1 points and 9.7 rebounds as a rookie in 2007-2008.  Horford averaged 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 29 games this season.  In 420 career games, Horford is shooting 54.1 percent from the floor and is averaging 14 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

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