It was announced this afternoon that Malcolm Brogdon will miss 6-8 weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.
Malcolm Brogdon suffered a left quadricep tendon injury during the second quarter of last night’s game at Minnesota.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 2, 2018
An MRI revealed a partially torn left quadricep tendon that is expected to sideline him for 6-to-8 weeks. https://t.co/b60c4B6VZl
Bucks fans were waiting with bated breath after Brogdon crumpled to the ground last night on a breakaway dunk attempt. They’ve seen that story happen one too many times and with Jabari Parker’s return tonight, the dark coincidence was almost TOO Bucksian in nature. However, a 6-8 week injury is far less than many of us likely feared last night considering it was non-contact in nature.
If the Bucks are conservative, that will place him with the team right as April starts for the final six or so games of the season. Depending on when he returns, hopefully he’ll have a chance to get his sea legs underneath him before the Bucks (knocks on wood) enter the playoffs. Unfortunately this once again robs Milwaukee fans of seeing their optimum lineup, a treat similarly taken from us last year when Jabari went out the night Khris Middleton returned.
With Eric Bledsoe shoring up the point guard position, Milwaukee can afford to be cautious with their Rookie of the Year, not to mention allow Tony Snell to re-acclimate himself to the starting lineup, a group that remains one of the tops in the league. It will also give Jabari more leeway to cook on bench units with another primary ball handler off the court. Most importantly though, it hopefully means Brogdon will still be playing Bucks basketball again this year. After the hand-wringing all day, that’s about as great an outcome as I could’ve imagined.