Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman tweeted earlier today that Bucks rookie Damien Inglis told reporters that a recent CT scan showed that the fracture in his foot hasn't healed properly. Inglis said he was hoping to avoid another surgery, but that he would be shut down for six weeks. The earliest that the 31st overall pick could return could be somewhere around early to mid December, but it's more likely that we won't see Inglis until late December or early January.
Inglis, like fellow rookie Johnny O'Bryant, was going to have to fight for his minutes before the injuries factored in to the decision. Finding a spot in a wing rotation consisting of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jared Dudley--all guys who offer the same versatility Inglis does--would have been tough for the rookie. It's disappointing when the opportunity to prove oneself gets taken away, though. Here's to hoping for a speedy recovery.
On a lighter note, Gruman also tweets that Larry Sanders participated in the non-contract part of Friday's practice. Sanders missed the final three preseason games after undergoing a undisclosed outpatient procedure. Both the team and Sanders expect that he'll be ready for the regular season opener in Charlotte, though.
Former POTUS Bill Clinton was in Milwaukee campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke on Friday, but decided to make a quick pit stop and visit the Bucks practice facility. People were (justifiably) excited and many photos were taken.
The Bucks are becoming kind of popular, aren't they? They've met three presidents in 3 months (kind of)!
As part of the team's tipoff week, the Bucks surprised guests at a local movie theater Friday night and helped with tickets, concessions, and lots of other stuff. Here's what we've learned from the event.
- Brandon Knight has the best popcorn bucket handles on the team (probably)
BOOST or BK? https://t.co/NJKSODx1WW— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 24, 2014
- Damien Inglis LOVES icees
The event was one of four stops the team will be making before they head to Charlotte for the season opener next week.
It was also announced on Friday that Jim Paschke, the television voice of the Bucks, would be inducted into the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame, as nominated by the Milwaukee Press Club. Paschke has been the voice of the team for 29 years, and was one of eight journalists and media professionals to receive the honor this year. We look forward to many more years of you at the helm Jim. Congratulations once again from all of us at BrewHoop.