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Atlanta Hawks C Dedmon out 3-6 weeks with injured left leg

November 29, 2017

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) shoots against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), of Lithuania, and guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon is expected to miss three-to-six weeks with an injured left leg.

The team announced Wednesday that Dedmon underwent an MRI that revealed a tibia stress reaction.

Dedmon has played all 20 games in his first season with the rebuilding Hawks, averaging 11.1 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds.

The injury isn’t believed to be related to a specific incident. Dedmon underwent the MRI after complaining recently of shin pain.

Atlanta (4-16) hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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