Monday, January 11, 2021 12:33 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic could miss extended time after fracturing his right knee. An MRI found Bogdanovic sustained an avulsion fracture Saturday night when he went down awkwardly in a loss to Charlotte. Soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise also was diagnosed. An avulsion fracture is when a small chunk of bone attached to a tendon or ligament gets pulled away from the main part of the bone. It is usually treated with icing and rest, followed by controlled exercises. Surgery can be required in more serious cases. The Hawks are still determining Bogdanovic's treatment plan.