Time to Rest and Recover

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
By Jon Newberry

This was the official word on Wednesday, issued from the Hawks PR:


ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta forward Josh Smith, who left Tuesday’s game against
Boston with a sprained left knee, was diagnosed with a strained left tendon and
his status is day-to-day.

So you can add Smith to the list of wounded Atlanta big men, but hope that his “day-to-day” classification leads to a quick return to action. The injury appears to be related to the tendinitis that Smoove has battled all season long. Josh and fellow starter Jeff Teague were the only Hawks players to appear in all 66 regular season games, and they joined only 14 other players around the entire league that started all 66.

Meanwhile, Zaza Pachulia’s day-to-day has turned into week-to-week, as Friday will make it three weeks since he injured his foot in Orlando. Big Z has seen improvement over the last few days and has not ruled out a return on Friday for Game 3.

With two days off in between Game 2 and Game 3, the Hawks will have time to watch a lot of film and make strategic adjustments in an effort to regain home court advantage with a win in Boston. Maybe more importantly, the two days off will provide time to rest and (hopefully) recover.

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10 Responses to “Time to Rest and Recover”

  1. John Davis

    Will Al Horford see any action during this series against the Celtics?

    • Hawks 4 Life

      nope and it hurts so bad when we lose to the Celtics got too many people round here talkin bout my hawks.

      • Hilo Hawks

        I know what you mean. Hang in there, with our Hawks, you never know, they might win the next 3 games!!!


    Say goodbye folks! Celtics will take the next 3 games. Make sure the doctors ready for the next injury. Might as well watch the Braves.

    • atownstay down

      if they beat us lebron an wade still gone sweep da old guys celtic need larry bird to beat mia yall struggling wit us

  3. steve wright

    i like the hawks,and hope they play well.but i have been a celtic fan for life.i hope however wins this series wins it all.

  4. Gonzalo Hernandez


  5. Elder

    Hawks are going to conference final….. We see the Heat for a 7 game battle.

  6. rondo

    I’m back! :) Now the Big 4 is complete :)) Boston vs. Pacers in the East Finals.. hehe