Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Shelvin Mack (8) is defended by Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) during the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Celtics won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

NBA injury: Hawks guard Shelvin Mack leaves with ankle injury


Atlanta Hawks’ backup guard Shelvin Mack left the Hawks’ home game against the Orlando Magic in the second quarter with what appeared to be an ankle injury.

Mack stepped on the foot of Magic center Nikola Vucevic and walked off the court with a noticeable limp.

Mack has filled in nicely as a backup to starting point guard Jeff Teague while 20-year rookie Dennis Schroder learns the ropes. Mack is averaging 5.1 points, 2.9 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 46.7% from beyond the arc and 75.0% from the free throw line.

In this game, was playing well again, scoring six points on three-of-five shooting, dishing out two assists and grabbing a rebounds.

If Mack is unable to return, the Hawks could turn back to Schroder, who is putting up 3.4 points, 2.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game. However, the native of Germany has appeared in just nine games. Backup shooting guard Lou Williams, who has six points, three assists and a rebound in this game, is also an option.

The Hawks currently lead the Magic 53-49 at the half.

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