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15 Al Horford C
Height/Weight: 6-10/250 | Birthdate: 6/3/1986 | Birthplace: San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puer | Team: Atlanta Hawks | College: Florida | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 66/45 | Average Draft Position: 34.38
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Hawks center Al Horford making return from pectoral injury Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) The Hawks announced center Al Horford will make his preseason debut Tuesday against the Heat. He will be in the starting lineup.

Tuesday's game with be Horford's first game action in 10 months. Horford has been sidelined since undergoing surgery in December for a torn right pectoral muscle.

Horford was averaging a career-best 18.6 points per game before getting hurt last season. He was also averaging 8.4 rebounds per game.


Hawks C Al Horford likely to return to action this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Hawks center Al Horford is likely to participate in one of the team's three exhibition games this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Horford has been sidelined by a torn pectoral muscle suffered early last season, but he was able to take part in most of the team's five-on-five and scrimmage work Monday. "I’ll keep working," Horford said. "I’m pretty much in everything (in practice). My whole thing is keep practicing, keep getting more comfortable with the guys and to be back playing period."

Coach Mike Budenholzer said that a decision hasn't been made on which game Horford will play. The Hawks play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before wrapping up the exhibition season next week with games on Monday and Wednesday.


Hawks C Al Horford will sit out exhibition game Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Hawks center Al Horford will travel with the team but will not play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Grizzlies, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Horford, who is recovering from a torn right pectoral muscle, has been limited to 4-on-4 contact drills. He's expected to fully cleared before the start of the regular season.

"We feel good about how he is progressing," head coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Hawks C Al Horford takes part in 5-on-5 full contact drills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Hawks center Al Horford continued to make positive strides ins his recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle. He told reporters he played 5-on-5 full contact drills during Wednesday's portion of practice, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Depending on how his body feels the next few days, Horford should be cleared for game action. At this point, he is on pace to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29.


Hawks C Al Horford progresses to 3-on-3 contact drills


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford took another step in his recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday as he participated in three-on-three contact drills, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Horford had spent the previous three days limited to two-on-two contact drills.

Horford will progress to four-on-four and five-on-five contact drills before being cleared to play in preseason games. The Hawks anticipate Horford being ready by the team's season opener Oct. 29 at Toronto.


Al Horford cleared for limited contact work by Hawks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Hawks are easing Al Horford into action in training camp, as he recovers from season-ending pectoral surgery last December.

Horford has been cleared for contact in two-on-two drills, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Monday, and has been taking part in contact work for the last three games. He will not play in the preseason opener, but expects to see time in exhibition games before the start of the regular season.

Horford has suffered pectoral tears on both sides in his career, which is leading to the team's cautious approach right now. He was enjoying the finest season of his career prior to the injury, averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29 games. 


Hawks will be without Al Horford, Kent Bazemore Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters that the team will be without the services of Al Horford (pectoral) and Kent Bazemore (foot) for Monday's preseason opener against New Orleans, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hawks say Al Horford will be at 100 percent for season opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Hawks center Al Horford didn't participate in contact drills Tuesday, but remains on track to be at 100 percent for the team's opening game Oct. 29 against the Raptors, per the team's official website.

Horford missed most of last season due to a torn right pectoral muscle. He posted career highs in points per game (18.6) and field goal percentage (56.7) in 29 contests.


Al Horford not cleared for contact in camp


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Mike Budenholzer has revealed that Hawks power forward Al Horford has not been cleared for contact in training camp. Horford missed most of last season to a torn right pectoral muscle from which he has not fully recovered.

"He had made good progress," Budenholzer told CBSSports.com NBA Writer James Herbert. "I think we are excited about having him back and healthy. I still think he's got some hurdles to clear. He is not 100 percent right now but I think we anticipate by opening night and through camp him getting to where he is totally cleared and ready to go. He'll be held out of contact early in training camp."

Horford performed well with Atlanta last year before going down. He achieved career-highs in points per game at 18.6 and field goal accuracy at 56.7 percent in 29 games.


Al Horford limited to non-contact workouts while rehabbing in Italy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford is rehabbing from pectoral surgery with assistant coach Darvin Ham in Italy. He is currently limited to non-contact workouts and is expected to be cleared for full participation to all normal basketball activities at the start of training camp, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Al Horford on pace to be cleared at start of camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Hawks center Al Horford won't play for Dominican Republic in the FIBA World Cup during the offseason, but did receive some encouraging news from his doctor, according to the team's website.

"He remains on schedule to be cleared for full participation to all normal basketball activities at the start of training camp," Dr. Xavier Duralde said.

Horford underwent surgery to repair his torn right pectoral muscle on Dec. 31. It was the second time Horford has suffered this injury, as he lost most of the 2011-12 season after tearing his pectoral muscle. In 29 games, he averaged 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game.

Al Horford begins rehab


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Hawks center Al Horford has begun to rehab his surgically-repaired pectoral muscle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"First Rehab session. Done with recovery phase, now getting mobility back," Horford said on Twitter Wednesday.

Horford underwent season-ending surgery on the torn pectoral muscle on Dec. 31 and is working to get healthy for the start of next season.


Al Horford goes under the knife, ending his season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2013) Hawks center Al Horford underwent surgery to repair his torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday, a procedure that officially ended his season, the team announced, according to USA Today.

Horford suffered the injury last Thursday against the Cavaliers, and an MRI confirmed the extent of the damage the next day. This is the second time Horford has suffered this injury, as he lost most of the 2011-12 season after tearing his left one.

Horford was averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in just 33.0 minutes per game.


Al Horford to undergo season-ending surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) Hawks center Al Horford will have surgery to repair his torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday, a procedure that will end his season, according to Yahoo.com.

Horford suffered the injury last Thursday against the Cavaliers, and an MRI confirmed the extent of the damage the next day. This is the second time Horford has suffered this injury, as he lost most of the 2011-12 season after tearing his left one.

Horford was averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in just 33.0 minutes per game. 


Al Horford 'probably' won't return for the playoffs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Hawks center Al Horford told David Aldridge of Turner Sports and NBA.com Friday that he's "probably not" going to return for the playoffs, likely ending his season.

The Hawks officially announced earlier in the day that Horford will miss significant time because of a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle. He suffered the injury Thursday against the Cavaliers. Horford was averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 boards and 1.5 blocks through 29 games before the injury.

Al Horford out indefinitely with torn pectoral muscle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Hawks have officially announced that center Al Horford will miss significant time because of a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Horford suffered the injury Thursday against the Cavaliers. He was averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 boards and 1.5 blocks through 29 games. He previously suffered a tear in his other pectoral in 2011-12, and the injury caused him to miss nearly four months (55 games) while recovering. The team has not set a timetable for his return and have ruled him out indefinitely.

Report: Hawks fear another torn pectoral for Al Horford


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Hawks center Al Horford suffered an injury to his chest Thursday against the Cavaliers, and initial indications are that he might have suffered a serious injury. CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger reports Friday Horford might have torn his right pectoral muscle, though the team is awaiting the results of an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

Horford previously suffered a tear in his other pectoral in 2011-12, and the injury caused him to miss nearly four months while recovering. At this point, there is no timetable known for Horford's possible absence.

Horford is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game on the season, prior to the injury. The MRI results will likely be known in the coming days. 


Shoulder injury forces Al Horford out during overtime


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Hawks center Al Horford was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cavaliers in overtime, after suffering a right shoulder injury.

Horford suffered the injury while attempting to defense Anderson Varejao on an inbounds play, and it is not clear what the injury specifically is. Horford scored 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting in his 36 minutes of action, while adding eight rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

The extent of the injury is not yet known. Horford will likely be evaluated Friday to determine what kind of timeline he has. The Hawks' next game is set for Saturday against the Bobcats. 


Al Horford lifts Hawks to win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Hawks center Al Horford scored a season-high 34 points Friday against the Wizards, and none bigger than his last two, as he hit a buzzer-beater to clinch a 101-99 overtime win.

Horford shot 15 of 23 from the field for his 34 points, including a 4 of 5 mark from the free-throw line. He added 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals in what was his most productive game of the season.

Horford continues to be a steady option for the Hawks, averaging 20.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game over the last five games and 17.0 and 8.1 on the season. 


Al Horford has big night in win


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Hawks center Al Horford had a big game Tuesday night during a win at Sacramento. Horford scored a game-high 27 points over 35 minutes in the 105-100 victory.

Horford shot 11 of 19 from the field and even hit a 3-pointer. He had a double-double with 10 rebounds and chipped in two blocked shots, three steals and an assist.

The 27-year-old big man may have had his best all-around game of the season, though he's played at a high level regardless. Averaging a double-double with two blocks per game, Horford is a dominant post player for the Hawks.

Al Horford grabs 16 rebounds in loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) Hawks center Al Horford collected 16 rebounds Sunday while scoring 12 points on 5 of 12 shooting, but it wasn't enough to lead his team to a win as the Lakers beat the Hawks, 105-103.

It was Horford's second straight double-double after posting a 22-16 line Friday. He added two assists, two steals and one block in the loss. Horford is averaging 15.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.0 blocks through three games.


Al Horford doubles up in win over Raptors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Hawks center Al Horford turned in another dominant performance on the glass as he notched his first double-double of the season during Friday's win over the Raptors.

Horford finished the game with a game-high 16 rebounds, with three of those coming on the offensive side. He went 9 of 14 shooting from the field and 4 of 8 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 22 points, one assist, and one block while logging 35 minutes of game action.

Al Horford back at practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2013) Hawks center Al Horford was a full participant in Friday's practice despite dealing with a hamstring injury, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Horford aggravated his hamstring Tuesday and missed Wednesday's preseason finale. He should be ready to go for Wednesday's season opener at Dallas.

Al Horford to sit out preseason finale with hamstring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:17 pm ET) Hawks center Al Horford aggravated a lingering hamstring injury in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers, an injury that will keep him out of the team's final exhibition game against the Mavericks Wednesday, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Horford will not travel with the team to Dallas, and is likely headed back to Atlanta to receive treatment on the ankle. There does not appear to be a timetable for his return, or an indication as to whether the injury is expected to linger into the regular season. 


Horford efficient in Game 1


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2013) Hawks center Al Horford was fairly productive in Game 1 of Atlanta's first-round playoff series against the Pacers on Sunday. Horford finished with 14 points in the 107-90 defeat on 7 of 12 shooting from the field. He missed his lone free-throw attempt and added six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block to his stat line, while logging 28 minutes of game action.