The Hawks announced Thursday that Claxton has suffered a fracture of his left middle finger and will be out five to six weeks.
Claxton, who was injured during a workout Monday, was examined
Thursday by Dr. Michael Bernot, a team physician, and will see hand
specialist Dr. Stephen McCollam on Friday.
Hawks trainer Wally Blase said Claxton should be able to
continue his offseason conditioning.
"Speedy was involved in a routine offseason workout, as many NBA players participate in," Hawks vice president and general manager Billy Knight said. "The injury is unfortunate, as it prevents him from continuing the strong offseason work he's put in thus far. But we expect a quick and full recovery."
The Hawks signed Claxton, who had been with the New Orleans Hornets, on July 12 to a four-year, $25.5 million deal.
Atlanta's season begins at Philadelphia on Nov. 1.
SportsTicker and The Associated Press contributed to this report.