Hill suffered the injury when slipped and did a split during Sunday’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets. Hill underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a torn right hamstring. The Hawks subsequently announced Wednesday that the veteran forward would need season-ending surgery.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:
Solomon Hill, who left Sunday’s game with a right hamstring injury, underwent an MRI on Monday. The MRI revealed a right hamstring tendon tear.
He will undergo surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season. pic.twitter.com/9kXcZ0lDfy
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 8, 2021
The Hawks, who are currently 13 -12, are shorthanded on the wing with key rotational such as Cam Reddish, De’Andre Hunter, and Bogdan Bogdonavic out with various injuries; Hill has been able to provide quality minutes in their absence.
Hawks head coach Nate McMillian opened up about losing Hill.
“It’s tough,” coach Nate McMillan said. “Any time you lose a player for the season, it’s tough because he was not only a player that has filled roles for us, starting back last season, he’s that emotional leader for us. He’s been a big-time voice for us in the locker room, both on and off the floor. It’s a real big loss for us.