Thursday , Sep , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks’ Claxton fractures hand

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Atlanta Hawks guard Craig “Speedy” Claxton
sustained a fracture of the third metacarpal bone in his left hand on Monday.

Hawks' Claxton fractures hand

Claxton is expected to be out of action for five-to-six weeks, but he will be
able to continue his off-court conditioning activities.

“Speedy was involved in a routine off-season workout, as many NBA players
participate in,” said Hawks general manager Billy Knight. “The injury is
unfortunate, as it prevents him from continuing the strong off-season work
he’s put in thus far. But we expect a quick and full recovery.”

The Hawks signed Claxton in July. The former Hofstra star has recorded 9.9
points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 290 career games with Philadelphia,
San Antonio, Golden State and the New Orleans Hornets.