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Hawks dealing with injuries to Young, Capela in East final

Clint Capela
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 12:04:24-04

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks are dealing with another injury that could affect their preparations for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

Center Clint Capela took an inadvertent elbow to the face in the closing minutes of a Game 4 win over the Bucks.

He was struck in his right eye by Milwaukee guard Sam Merrill on a play under the basket.

Capela is listed as questionable for Game 5 with eye inflammation.

The Hawks also expect Trae Young to be a game-time decision as he tries to recover from a bone bruise in his right ankle.

He missed Game 4.

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