The Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks will be without a key reserve for the next four to six weeks, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Forward Mike Scott broke his left big toe, and is expected to be out at least a month. It sounds like Atlanta is signing Austin Daye to a 10-day contract to fill his roster spot. More details:
After a diagnosis of a broken left big toe, Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is expected to miss four to six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Scott has developed into an important bench performer for the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks and it’s possible that his recovery could extend into the start of the playoffs in mid-April.
Scott, 26, suffered the injury in Atlanta’s loss on Wednesday to the Denver Nuggets and was diagnosed with the broken toe on Friday.
Scott has averaged 7.5 points and 2.7 rebounds this season. A second-round pick out of Virginia in 2013, Scott signed a three-year, $10 million contract extension over the summer.
The Hawks are signing veteran forward Austin Daye to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.