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Hawks' Horford to have season-ending surgery

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Hawks center Al Horford will have season-ending surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn right pectoral muscle.

Hawks spokesman Garin Narin on Monday night confirmed plans for the surgery.

Horford, the Hawks' leading scorer and rebounder, suffered the injury in the first overtime of Thursday night's 127-125 double-overtime win at Cleveland. An examination on Friday in Atlanta revealed the complete tear of the muscle. Horford explored his options before deciding on the surgery.

He is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his seventh season.

Horford suffered a similar injury two years ago. He tore his left pectoral muscle early in the 2011-12 season, when he played only 11 regular-season games before returning in the playoffs.

Narin says Horford would not return for the playoffs this season.

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