Horford left Thursday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first overtime with what was termed a shoulder injury, but an MRI Friday revealed that Horford tore his pec.
This is the second time that Horford, who leads the Hawks with 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, will miss time with a torn pectoral muscle. He missed four months last year with a torn left pec.
The 16-13 Hawks still have some good players with Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague, but they’ll be missing their big guy in the middle for the foreseeable future. With this news, there might only be two teams above .500 in the East after a few weeks.