Hawks small forward Solomon Hill has likely been lost for the season to a torn hamstring, the team announced in a release.
Hill, 30, is 6-foot-6 and has appeared in just 13 games this season, playing a small role. But he has always offered veteran leadership and is an experienced player who has provided help in a pinch.
He suffered the injury Sunday and underwent an MRI on Monday, when it was learned he would need surgery.
The Hawks (13-12) reached the Eastern Conference finals and have been battling back into the playoff picture after an uneven start. Odds are they will find a way to replace Hill, either through a G League of low-level free agency signing.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:
Solomon Hill, who left Sunday’s game with a right hamstring injury, underwent an MRI on Monday. The MRI revealed a right hamstring tendon tear.
He will undergo surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season. pic.twitter.com/9kXcZ0lDfy
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 8, 2021