Hawks point guard Jeff Teague averaged 15.7 ppg and 5.7 apg in 28.5 minutes per game last regular season, and in the playoffs put up 14.5 ppg and 6.1 apg in 27.9 minutes per game. And he did this apparently will playing through injury. Here’s the Atlanta Journal Constitution reporting:
Jeff Teague said he played last season with a “tear in my patella” according to a statement that the Hawks point guard posted on his Instagram account Thursday.
In the post - which was later deleted - Teague said: “They wont tell y’all but I played with a tear in my patella the whole year and could barely jump or stop but it’s coo got that taken care #illbebackdunking #theywontsaythatpart.”
Teague also posted on Twitter of his inability to play basketball this summer. He wrote: “First time in life I’ve never been able to hoop this long I’m getting frustrated.” The post has not been deleted.
Teague did not say whether he underwent surgery nor when the injury occurred.