Ekpe Udoh out 4-6 weeks following knee surgery

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks' backup forward/center underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee and will now be out until December.

The list just keeps on getting bigger.

The team announced Friday that backup big man Ekpe Udoh underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery to relieve some pain he had been having in his right knee. Having already missed last week's open scrimmage and the first two preseason games, Udoh is expected to miss 4-6 weeks as a result of the procedure.

This now brings the Bucks reported injury total to seven. Udoh joins Carlos Delfino (foot), Zaza Pachulia (achilles), Gary Neal (foot), Nate Wolters (wrist), Ersan Ilyasova (ankle), and Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore knees--probably not terribly serious, so don't start crying yet) on the ever-growing list. The preseason isn't even two weeks old yet, and the team is already facing mid-season injury challenges.

Udoh was expected to reprise his role as a backup power forward or center, but even that was expected to be limited further this year with the arrivals of Pachulia, Miroslav Raduljica, as well as the expected minutes increase for John Henson.

The Bucks should (hopefully) have a more clear idea of their rotation by the time Udoh returns. Hopefully he'll find a way to become a part of it.

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