According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle and will be out indefinitely.
According to a team source, Al Horford suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) December 27, 2013
An MRI today revealed Hawks' Al Horford tore his right pectoral muscle. He's out indefinitely as Hawks research options.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 27, 2013
Horford suffered a similar injury two years ago and he returned four months after the original injury.
There has been no word on how different this injury is, if it is. At 16-13, the Hawks are the only other team, besides the Heat and Pacers, that are currently over .500 in the Eastern Conference. Obviously, losing Horford will hurt, it’s just not clear how much at the moment.
Horford left Thursday night’s game in Cleveland after reaching for a steal against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first overtime and didn’t return.
The 27-year-old center had been averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the field.