Injury Update: Marvin and Al

Thursday, January 20, 2011
By Jon Newberry

The team’s official stance is that both Marvin and Al are “questionable” for Friday night’s game against the Hornets.

Marvin Williams did participate in practice today, but don’t assume that means he will be back in uniform tomorrow night. He looked good, but it is usually better to play it safe when returning from back injuries. All it takes is one hit or one sudden movement and you are back to square-one with the recovery.

Al Horford did not practice today and instead just received treatment on his injured right ankle.

An early Twitter report suggest that both players will sit out both games this weekend and hope to return at 100% next Wednesday in Milwaukee. That plan of action makes sense for this time of the season when it is better to fix injuries completely rather than let them linger and possibly worsen.