‘It’s Hurting’: Trae Young Gives Major Updates on His Injury After Disappointing Game 3 Defeat to Bucks

Published 06/28/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
Jun 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is attended to after injuring his foot by accidentally stepping on an official’s foot against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half during game three of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It hasn’t been the same for the Atlanta Hawks since the time Milwaukee Bucks took charge of the conference finals series. The Bucks are leading 2-1 at the moment with Giannis and Co. putting up two consecutive victories. With everything that is going against the Hawks after a shockingly fantastic season, their key player Trae Young is the latest addition to the injured list.


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The tie-breaking Game 3 of this Bucks-Hawks series went in the favor of Mike Budenholzer’s team. It was Milwaukee’s game as Khris Middleton led the scorecard with 38 points and an excellent fourth quarter.

Atlanta Hawks are going downhill in the series against Bucks


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Hawks suffered a 113-102 defeat to the Bucks in Game 3 and now, they are falling behind in the series. Their most dominant player, Trae Young, put up 35 points in the game but faced an unfortunate injury towards the end of the third quarter. He tripped over an official’s foot and fell to the ground with slight ankle pain.

Jun 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) in the third quarter during game two of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it was a scary sight for Hawks fans considering Trae has been their messiah this postseason. The young man has been an assassin on the court with tremendous performances under pressure.

Playing against the bigwigs of the league isn’t an easy stride; however, Trae was quite successful with the same. He daggered 48 points in the opening matchup against the Bucks while the world watched his talent on display.


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Trae Young is ‘hurting’ after Game 3 injury

Now that the Hawks star is injured, he had something to say about it after the match.

“It’s sore right now. It’s hurting, it’s frustrating. All I can do right now is get treatment. I couldn’t really go as fast as I wanted to, whenever I did, it hurt. So, just gotta get treated, and hopefully, I feel better before the next game.”

The city of Atlanta isn’t going to be happy after reading this. But, Trae is hopeful of getting better before the next matchup. Nevertheless, if Trae goes down, it’s expected that the Bucks would easily make it to the finals.

Trae is the only force stopping a team like Milwaukee Bucks from thrashing the Hawks.


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Well, this time around, Hawks fans will be putting up prayers to get their ‘Ice Trae’ back to business.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.