Milwaukee Bucks: Midseason injury report cards

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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 4: (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 4: (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images) /

Injuries have not been kind to the Milwaukee Bucks this season with each blow, putting a further strain on their ever depleted depth charts.

(Editor’s note: Ben is a physiotherapist by profession, and the following are his opinions based on the widely established knowledge base on said injuries, and the information that has been publicly shared by the Bucks or widely reported through the media.

The sole purpose of this article is to break through some of the physiological jargon that often surrounds injuries to help fans have a greater understanding of some of the conditions currently plaguing Bucks players.)

At what’s at least viewed as the ceremonial halfway point of the 2017-18 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves at a very healthy record of 32-25 and only one game outside of the East’s top four.

The Joe Prunty-led Bucks boast a 9-3 record and Giannis Antetokounmpo is a starting  All-Star for the second year in a row. Things are trending upwards on the court for Milwaukee.

Off the court however, things are a little more tedious for the Bucks as Troy Flanagan, Suki Hobson and the rest of the Bucks’ training staff have been forced into overdrive in the injury department. In a scene much akin to last season’s horrors, the much awaited return of Jabari Parker was soured by a torn left quadricep tendon for Malcolm Brogdon just one game prior.

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Two days after Parker’s return, the Bucks were hit with yet another setback as Matthew Dellavedova sprained his right ankle and was ruled out for a month. Later in that same game, Bucks’ Twitter almost broke the internet when Antetokounmpo went down screaming in pain as he too rolled his ankle. Luckily in that instance, the Greek Freak was able to walk off his injury and by all reports, could have finished that game if required.

Add to this, the ongoing niggles of John Henson, the blood clot that has forced Mirza Teletovic out for the majority of the season and Parker’s ongoing recovery management, and the Bucks’ medical and training staff clearly have their hands full.

Needless to say, that variety of injuries has left the Bucks somewhat lacking in terms of depth. So without further ado, let’s dive in and examine the key injuries the Bucks are dealing with right now, and the outlook for the rest of the season.