Atlanta Hawks lose John Jenkins for the rest of season

2/4/14 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Oct 23, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Atlanta Hawks shooting guard John Jenkins (12) grabs a rebound during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 99-88. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Hawks haven’t been exactly favored by luck this season. Now they have lost their shooting guard John Jenkins for the remainder of season because he will be undergoing a surgery of his lower back. The franchise officially confirmed the news about the surgery and losing him for the rest of the season in their statement.

“Atlanta Hawks guard John Jenkins underwent successful lower back surgery this morning.The surgery was performed by Dr. Hal Silcox from the Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic,” the statement read.

The statement read that Jenkins would then undergo rehab that would put him out for the remainder of season.

“Jenkins will undergo a period of rest and recovery, followed by treatment and rehabilitation, and will miss the remainder of the season.”

The Hawks already have a crisis of losing their best players as their center Al Horford is also out for the rest of the season because he tore his right pectoral muscle. With two starters out the Hawks do have a problem that they will need to resolve.

Jenkins appearances in games haven’t been frequent as he only played in 13 games this season and the last time he was in a game with the Hawks was way back last year in December 20. After his therapy began for back problems the team shifted his status to indefinitely out for the rest of season.

For the time being the Hawks have chosen replacements for their starters. For shooting guard, Kyle Korver has been chosen. His backup is Lou Williams. And the wing is controlled by DeMarre Carroll. But the Hawks thought that the wing still needed reinforcement and brought in Cartier Martin under a 10 day contract to bolster the wing.
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