At 52-17, the Milwaukee Bucks are riding high. After a tremendous comeback win against the Miami Heat, it felt like nothing could go wrong for the Bucks, who have also been relatively lucky (though not completely) with injuries this year. Then Malcolm Brogdon had this happen...
Malcolm Brogdon underwent an MRI and subsequent examination today that revealed a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 17, 2019
Brogdon will be listed as out and his status will be updated as appropriate.https://t.co/8c7Jh2vR7r
The Athletic’s Shams Charania was on the case, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews reported the timeframe for Brogdon’s right foot injury. The Blogfather Himself Frank Madden did some impromptu research to determine how many games that might mean for Malcolm and Milwaukee.
Looks like previous examples of Brogdon’s type of injury resulted in a range of ~14-26 games missed per @InStreetClothes database. Bucks have 13 games left over the final four weeks of the regular season. https://t.co/iz7bly9ZXL— Frank Madden (@fmaddenNBA) March 17, 2019
This is very much a tough break for the NBA-best Bucks, who will now need to both retool their starting lineup and how they support bench-heavy units without Brogdon’s heady shotmaking, creation ability, and capable defense. At least George Hill returned to action yesterday.
Stay tuned for more coverage on this story as it develops.