Thon Maker staying involved with Bucks despite wrist injury, hoping for quick recovery
The Australian big man eased any concerns from Bucks fans when speaking to the media on Friday, via the Australian Associated Press.
“I’ll be back in a few days,” said Maker.
Maker has now been cleared of any serious injury to his right arm, which will please the Bucks coaching staff. He was sent to the team’s headquarters in Milwaukee to be tested but he returned to Madison soon after, sporting a wrist brace.
“(I’m) just staying in it here on the sideline here with the guys,”
the raw center jokingly suggested that the basketball gods may have been looking after him.”I think it happened for a reason, just so I can get better with my left hand!”
Coach Jason Kidd said Maker was very eager to play, but it would be counter-productive to risk another injury.
“The nice thing is he wants to be out there. That’s his mentality, he’s a player, he wants to get better,” Kidd said. “Hopefully the swelling goes down and he can get back here in the next couple of days.”
Thon Maker is widely considered as one of the potential wildcards of this year’s draft and was drafted by the Bucks with the 10th overall pick.