Trae Young enters NBA’s COVID-19 protocols: How many games will Hawks star miss?

The Hawks might be with out Trae Young for a while.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the one-time All-Star has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols.

Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young has entered the league’s Covid protocols, sources inform ESPN.


— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2021

Young appeared to substantiate the report on Twitter.

Young has appeared in all 29 of Atlanta’s games to this point this season, posting averages of 27.3 factors, 9.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals.

Young was initially listed as questionable for the Hawks’ Dec. 19 matchup with the Cavaliers with left ankle soreness. That recreation has since been postponed due to “gamers and employees members coming into the NBA’s well being and security protocols.”


MORE: Updated team-by-team checklist of gamers in well being and security protocols

Why did Trae Young enter the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols?

As TSN’s Gilbert McGregor not too long ago detailed, any vaccinated NBA participant is positioned within the well being and security protocols after testing optimistic for COVID-19 or receiving an inconclusive COVID-19 check consequence.

In addition to receiving a optimistic or inconclusive check consequence, an unvaccinated participant can also be positioned within the league’s well being and security protocols if they’ve been deemed to have been uncovered to an individual who’s optimistic for COVID-19.

MORE: NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols, defined


How lengthy will Trae Young be out?

If any participant exams optimistic for COVID-19, they need to spend a minimal of 10 days away from their group until they return two adverse PCR exams inside a 24-hour span.

Unvaccinated gamers who are flagged for contact tracing should quarantine for seven days and might return to motion ought to they proceed to return adverse exams. In most circumstances, vaccinated gamers who’re flagged for contact tracing will not be required to quarantine, however want seven days of extra frequent testing.

In addition to receiving clearance from the league, particular person groups can implement a return-to-play program to make sure a participant is ready for the cardiovascular calls for of getting again on the ground.

Over the previous couple of weeks, a number of gamers have examined out of the league’s well being and security protocols to return to their group in lower than 10 days.

Lakers guard Malik Monk was cleared to fly from Los Angeles to Minnesota to hitch the group for tonight’s recreation, however in the end was not cleared to play the sport, sources inform ESPN. Russell Westbrook flew from Dallas to Minnesota as we speak after testing out of protocols, per sources.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 17, 2021

Will Trae Young play on Christmas?

Since he entered the NBA’s well being and security protocols on Dec. 19, Young must check out of the protocols to play in Atlanta’s Christmas Day assembly with New York.

If Young is out for 10 days, he might miss Atlanta’s subsequent 5 games.

Hawks upcoming schedule

Sun, Dec. 19
vs. CLE (postponed)
Wed, Dec. 22
vs. ORL
7:30 p.m.
Thurs, Dec. 23
at PHI
7:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 25
at NY
12:00 p.m.
Mon, Dec. 27
vs. CHI
7:30 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 29
at CHI
8:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 31
at CLE
7:30 p.m.
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