I assume most Milwaukee Bucks fans are also fans of the Green Bay Packers. I assume this since most of the people from Wisconsin are loyal and like the home state teams for all sports. If you are a Packer fan you are well aware of the staggering number of serious injuries. As a fan of both teams hopefully the Packers injury woes act as a fan injury tax that can apply towards the Bucks. Since the Packers are paying the injury piper, the Bucks will have a relatively injury free campaign.
The Packers have lost Nick Barnett(likely for the year), Ryan Grant(for the year), Jeremicheal Finley(likely for the year), Morgan Burnett(for the year), along with several other players that could be out several weeks. They are down 11 starters from where the start of the season. It has been brutal and they may be without Aaron Rodgers and Clay Mathews this week, although I think Rodgers will be in there. Rodgers, Clay Mathews and Finley along with Charles Woodson are the four players the Packers need healthy for a serious run at a Super Bowl. One of them is already done for the year.
Can The Bucks Benefit
Unless as a fan base we did something to really piss off the sports gods we have to hope the Bucks can benefit from the Packers misery and have a healthy season. The Bucks absolutely need Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut. After that is is arguable who is more vital among John Salmons, Corey Maggette, Mbah ah Moute, Drew Gooden and the rest. If either Jennings or Bogut go down for a significant amount of time, that would be really bad(duh). If one of the other guys goes down the team can sustain that with the depth of the team. If two or more of those players go down it could get dicier but the team should be able to manage if Jennings and Bogut stay healthy.
But… because of what has happened to the Packers we will not have to worry about any of it. Everybody will stay healthy and the Bucks will have their full roster ready for a postseason run. If we combine the injury tax along with the crap we have had to put up with Michael Redd that last few years we are owed a healthy season.