LOS ANGELES — Mike Scott knew his toe hurt. He didn’t know it was broken.
The Hawks forward will miss several weeks after an MRI exam Friday determined he suffered a broken left big toe against the Nuggets. Scott, wearing a walking boot, will leave the team Monday and return to Atlanta Monday to see a foot specialist. The team expects to have a better timetable for his return after the visit. Early indications are that Scott could miss up to six weeks.
“I’m not down,” Scott said in the locker room before the Hawks played the Lakers Sunday night. “I’m going to work hard to get back. I’m not going to rush it. I’ll listen to my team trainers and coaches are work hard to try to get back.”
Scott said he suffered the injury in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at the Nuggets.
“I came back to the huddle and I didn’t tell anyone,” Scott said. “It was hurting a little bit but I played through it. I didn’t know that I had fractured it.”
The Hawks signed Austin Daye to a 10-day contract following the injury to Scott.
Daye said he is aware of the role he will play with Scott out.
“I kind of knew that coming in,” Daye said. “Any void that I can help fill, I’m happy to be here.”