Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young to undergo MRI on an ailing ankle

Apr 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) lays in a basket behind Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) during the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks star guard Trae Young is expected to undergo an MRI on his injured left ankle Thursday.

Young sustained the injury after landing on the foot of New York Knicks center Norvel Pelle during the third quarter of the Hawks’ 137-127 overtime loss on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Young, who finished with 20 points and 14 assists, pounded the floor with his fist before being helped off the court by a pair of teammates. He didn’t return to the game.

Coach Nate McMillan revealed after the contest that X-rays were negative on Young.

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“God had my back with this one.. Be back soon,” Young posted on Twitter.

Young, 22, averages team-leading totals in both points (25.3) and assists (9.6) in 54 games this season.

He has averaged 24.1 points, 8.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 195 career games since he was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft. He was an All-Star in 2019-20.

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–Field Level Media