Clint Capela To Miss At Least One Week

Hawks center Clint Capela underwent an MRI on his knee that revealed no structural damage, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Capela is expected to be re-evaluated in a week.

The 27-year-old injured his knee against the Cavaliers on Friday and has avoided a significant injury. He exited the contest with seven points and eight rebounds, logging just over 13 minutes to that point.

Capela will miss at least the first three games of the team’s first-round series against Miami. Game 4 will be held on Sunday, April 24, though it’s still unclear whether he’ll be able to return by that point. He averaged 11.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per contest as a starter this season.

Former No. 6 pick Onyeka Okongwu will likely receive more playing time in his absence, especially with John Collins‘ availability still up in the air. Okongwu grabbed nine rebounds and finished with a +21 net rating against Cleveland.

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