• Hawks' Horford to have season-ending surgery

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 31, 2013
    The Hawks say Horford will miss the playoffs this season. Horford suffered the injury last weekend during a Hawks victory in Cleveland when he reached for a pass on defense. Hawks center Al Horford has had season-ending surgery to repair a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle. Horford suffered a similar injury two years ago. Horford explored his options before deciding on the surgery. Narin says Horford would not return for the playoffs this season. Hawks spokesman Garin Narin on Monday night confirmed plans for the surgery.
    Sources: nba.com ESPN.com
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      Source: nba.com

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