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Al Horford | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Florida
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Al Horford (pectoral) said on Thursday that it is going to be hard to come back this season.
"This injury is a little more severe than the other one," Horford said about this pectoral tear compared to the one in 2012. He's not going to be coming back even for the playoffs, but this is a great sign for upcoming offseason. The Hawks have gone back to Pero Antic at center and he's been productive on offense as a stretch five. Mar 13 - 7:23 PM

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Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (torn pectoral) recently had his first rehab session.

"Done with recovery phase, now getting mobility back," Horford wrote. He will not return this season but fantasy owners can look forward to having him healthy and ready for the start of the Hawks' 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 19 - 1:34 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

The NBA has granted the Hawks a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for Al Horford (torn pectoral).

This officially rules out Horford for the season, though he's left open a slight chance that he could play in the postseason. With Pero Antic (ankle) out for another 2-4 weeks, starting center duties have fallen to Gustavo Ayon with Elton Brand as a primary backup.
Jan 26 - 11:11 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford is officially out of the season after having surgery to repair his torn pectoral on Tuesday.

Horford already said that he's "probably not" going to be healthy in time for the playoffs, so this essentially shuts him down until training camp next season. Paul Millsap figures to dominate touches in the Hawks' frontcourt, while guys like Elton Brand, Pero Antic, Mike Scott and Gustavo Ayon all fight for playing time.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:04:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford will have surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle on Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The loss of Horford leaves a gaping hole in the middle of Atlanta's lineup and they've used four players to try and fill the void. Hopefully, Horford can make it back for the start of the 2014-15 season, but he'll have his share of injury red flags after tearing each of his pectoral muscles in the past three seasons.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 06:55:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (torn pectoral) said he's "probably not" going to be back for the playoffs this year.

This has been one of the worst days of the season for injuries and Horford's news is a main reason why. Considering he had a complete tear, his fantasy owners can probably cut him at this point. He'll have 10 months to get ready for the 2014-15 season, so hopefully he'll be able to rehab and be ready. It's a total crapshoot for who will step up for the Hawks, so owners in standard leagues shouldn't be looking to make a pickup of Mike Scott, Pero Antic, Gustavo Ayon or Elton Brand just yet.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 11:16:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was diagnosed with a complete tear to his right pectoral muscle.

This will likely end his season and the loss of Horford really can't be overstated for the Hawks. They don't really have any decent backup center on their roster and went with Pero Antic down the stretch of Thursday's double-overtime win. Horford owners can wait for an official report to confirm before cutting him, but there's a good chance he won't be back until next season considering it was a complete tear. Pero Antic and Mike Scott are the most interesting adds for their upside in 3-pointers while oft-injured Gustavo Ayon and Elton Brand should be in line for more minutes. To be clear, there really isn't a pickup to make in standard leagues yet.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:19:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

The Hawks fear Al Horford suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in Thursday's game against the Cavs, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

That's the area Horford reached for and the Hawks were likely already afraid of a torn pectoral muscle even before this report. He tore his left pectoral muscle in 2012 and missed the rest of the season, so there's a chance he could have the same fate. The team is awaiting results from an MRI and have not made any official comments or updates. In the meantime, owners in very deep leagues can look to Pero Antic and Mike Scott as speculative adds.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:06:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (shoulder) and DeMarre Carroll (thumb) both sat out Hawks practice on Friday.

We're still awaiting word on the severity of Horford's shoulder injury, while Carroll appears to be day-to-day with his thumb injury. Horford suffered a severe injury to the other shoulder in 2012. Owners have to hold their collective breath and hope the news is good when we get an update, hopefully later on Friday or early Saturday, while Pero Antic and Elton Brand are the likely candidates to get his minutes if Horford is going to miss time.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:12:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford suffered a right shoulder injury and will not return to Thursday's game.

The injury did not look good at all and it was reminiscent of his left pectoral tear from back in 2012. The Hawks will likely give him an MRI in the coming days and he should be considered questionable for Saturday. Horford finished with 25 points, eight boards, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer. The Hawks are likely going to use a combination of Gustavo Ayon, Pero Antic and Elton Brand at center. For what it's worth, Antic started the second overtime and might be the more interesting pickup in very deep leagues. Mike Scott has only played six possessions next to Paul Millsap in the past 30 days, so that will likely be going up as well.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:57:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford suffered an injury to his right shoulder in overtime of Thursday's game and went to the locker room.

Uh oh. Horford suffered a season-ending pectoral tear to his left shoulder back in 2012, so this is not an aggravation. Although, that looked to be the area which Horford reached for as he sustained the injury. He was replaced by Gustavo Ayon before the Hawks went with a smaller lineup. The Hawks have used Elton Brand as the main backup center, but he's not a very interesting pickup considering his durability.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:37:00 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford double-doubled in Monday's 121-119 overtime loss against the Heat with 21 points, 11 boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

It was the third 3-pointer of the year for Horford and he's matched his career-best three from last season. Horford is cruising in December and enter Monday's game with averages of 20.7 points, 9.0 boards, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 12:23:00 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford led the way with 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting, four rebounds and one assist in the Hawks' 118-85 blowout win over the Jazz on Friday.

That makes two blowout wins in a row for the Hawks and there's not much to glean from a game like this. Jeff Teague went for nine and eight with a steal, Kyle Korver kept his 3-point shooting streak alive and finished with six points, three boards and two assists, Paul Millsap went for 14 and 10 with a steal and block against his old team, and DeMarre Carroll had four points, five boards, four assists, four steals and a block in this easy win. Each starter logged between 23 and 27 minutes.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:13:00 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford had 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and four blocks on 12-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Kings.

That's a pretty impressive line against DeMarcus Cousins (28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) and this was one of Horford's most complete lines of the season. He's hot again, averaging 20.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 blocks on 59 percent shooting over his last five.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 01:57:00 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to beat the Wizards in overtime on Friday, finishing with 34 points, 15 boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers on 15-of-23 shooting.

The Hawks had 1.2 seconds left with the ball on the side and got the ball to Horford on the other side of the court for the 11-foot shot. Horford's 34 points were a season high and his 15 boards were his highest total in over one month. He snapped a five-game streak of not posting a double-double and has a good chance to turn in another big line against the Knicks on Saturday. The video of the shot is in the link below.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 11:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Shelvin Mack
3Dennis Schroder
SG1Kyle Korver
2Lou Williams
3John Jenkins
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Cartier Martin
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Gustavo Ayon
C1Pero Antic
2Elton Brand
3Al Horford
4Mike Muscala