Al Horford will miss the next three to four months with a torn pectoral muscle. The Atlanta Hawks big man and 2-time All-Star, will likely require surgery. Suddenly, it’s going to be a very rough season for the Atlanta Hawks as he is likely to miss the entire regular season and a return during the playoffs isn’t likely.
The Hawks are currently 7-4 and the 6-seed in the Eastern Conference. With more than 80% of the season remaining it is still early in the year, but the loss of Horford is going to hurt in a shortened season where depth is everything. Horford is in the top 5 for the Hawks in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks, steals and minutes.