Jeff Teague Injury: Updates on Atlanta Hawks PG's Ankle and Return

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2014

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Updates from Friday, Jan. 31

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reports Jeff Teague is in back tonight's lineup:

Updates from Monday, Jan. 27

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore confirms Jeff Teague's ankle will force the guard to miss time: 

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Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague was forced out of Friday, Jan. 24's game against the San Antonio Spurs after suffering a sprained left ankle, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore on Twitter:

Vivlamore later indicated that Teague would not be traveling with the team on its upcoming 2-game road trip:

Teague scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor in 14 minutes of action before leaving the game with the injury.

Shelvin Mack and rookie Dennis Schroder are the Hawks backup point guards, but neither is averaging more than 19 minutes per night in 2013-14.

While a timetable for Teague's return has not yet been determined, the Hawks will be hoping that the 25-year-old floor general can return to the lineup in a hurry. In addition to leading Atlanta in assists this season (7.4 per game), Teague is averaging a career-high 16.4 points per game.

And with Atlanta currently holding down the third spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, Teague's health will be critical to the Hawks' chances of securing home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs next spring.