Hawks All-Star Trae Young returns to practice after long finger injury hiatus.

Since suffering a ruptured ligament in his left fifth finger, Trae Young, an All-Star guard for the Atlanta Hawks,   

has been out for 22 games. However, he is getting closer and closer to making his return to action.  

On Monday, the Hawks made the announcement. Both team practice and contact are now safe for Young to participate in.   

Following the injuries he sustained on February 23, he underwent surgery on February 27 and was given the all-clear after undergoing a six-week review.  

During the current season, Young has been selected to the All-Star squad for the third time. He is currently leading Atlanta with averages of 26.4 points and 10.8 assists per game.  

In spite of Young's extended absence, the Hawks have managed to maintain their place as the tenth best team in the Eastern Conference.  

They are now one game behind the ninth-best Chicago Bulls, which means that they are currently in the final berth in the play-in tournament.  

The primary responsibilities of handling the ball have been taken up by Dejounte Murray in Young's absence. Murray is currently ranked second on the team with his averages of 22.4 points and 6.4 assists.  

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