Atlanta Hawks’ De’Andre Hunter to miss remainder of NBA Playoffs due to knee surgery

The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that forward De’Andre Hunter suffered a small tear of his lateral meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs. Hunter will travel to Los Angeles this weekend and will undergo surgery to repair his lateral meniscus on June 15.

Hunter was dealing with some swelling in his knee before the Hawks played the 76ers in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.  After an MRI, it revealed that Hunter tore his lateral meniscus. Hunter played in 23 games this season and averaged 15 points and 4.8 rebounds. 

The Hawks-Sixers series is tied 1-1, and will return for Game 3 of the series on Friday.