Update: Horford to Miss Game at Washington

Saturday, February 5, 2011
By Jon Newberry

Al Horford will not be in uniform on Saturday night as the Hawks take on the Wizards in the nation’s capital.

Horford will rest a sore back after the nasty fall he had in the closing seconds of last night’s game against the Clippers. (Watch Video) The fall was a result of a flagrant-1 foul called against Blake Griffin, and resulted in Al hitting the game-winning free throws.

While Horford will be missed, sitting out tonight will allow him to also rest his ankle that has been less than 100 percent since he sprained it in Miami on January 18.