Bucks news: Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon out 6-8 weeks with partially torn left quad
On Friday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks officially announced that second-year guard and 2017 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon would miss 6-to-8 weeks due to a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.
The Bucks made a statement on their website today regarding Brogdon’s injury.
“Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon suffered a left quadricep tendon injury during the second quarter of last night’s game at Minnesota. This morning, he underwent an MRI and subsequent examination by team physician Dr. William Raasch at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. The exam revealed a partially torn left quadriceps tendon that is expected to sideline Brogdon for 6-to-8 weeks,” the statement said.
Brogdon went down last night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a game that the Wolves came out on top. Brogdon capitalized on his strong rookie campaign, increasing his averages to 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 0.9 steals on 48.7 percent shooting despite the addition of Eric Bledsoe and MVP emergence of star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Bucks will now have Eric Bledsoe play heavier minutes as the season goes on, and hope that Brogdon can return closer to the six week mark than the eight week mark. The sooner Brogdon returns, if he’s ready, the more time the Bucks will have to make a push for the postseason and better their team chemistry, especially with forward Jabari Parker set to return on Friday night against the New York Knicks.