Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter will miss the rest of the postseason due to a small tear of the lateral meniscus, the team announced on Wednesday.
According to the team, Hunter, who missed the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Philadelphia, began experiencing some mild swelling in his right knee, and an MRI revealed the injury. The 23-year-old Hunter is scheduled to travel to Los Angeles this weekend and undergo surgery on Tuesday.
The second-year forward missed 49 regular-season games due to a knee injury.
In 23 regular-season games, the former fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
In the playoffs, Hunter averaged 10.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.