The flurry of injuries in these playoffs continues a trend that began in the regular season, and some team personnel members around the league reportedly feel it’s a direct result of the compressed 2020-21 schedule, as the league wanted to fit in a 72-game schedule despite the season not starting until late December. 159 View Profile
Young sat out Games 4 and 5 against the Bucks with a deep bone bruise in his right foot after suffering the injury in the Hawks’ 113-102 Game 3 loss. Hunter missed 46 games during the regular season with right knee soreness, and he had two separate non-surgical procedures to deal with the issue. The injury occurred in the second quarter of Game 3, with Milwaukee in full command against Miami.