Hawks lose centre Dedmon to season-ending ankle injury

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon gestures after making a three pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Sunday March 10, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 128-116. (John Amis/AP)

Atlanta Hawks centre Dewayne Dedmon will miss the rest of the season with a left ankle injury.

The Hawks say Dedmon has been scheduled for a non-surgical procedure to address ongoing left ankle soreness. He is expected to be cleared for regular workouts following what the team says will be a short rehabilitation period.

Dedmon has started 52 of Atlanta’s 64 games this season and averages 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds.

The Hawks have six games left and are last in the Southeast Division. They hosted Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee on Sunday.

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