Jan 3, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT
If you are an NBA fan, you need to learn about plantar fasciitis. It’s the chronic foot problem — inflammation of a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and presents as heel pain — that has bothered Tyreke Evans, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker, Joakim Noah and myriad of other NBA players.
Add Drew Gooden to the list. The Bucks forward will miss out on the team’s upcoming (and brutal) four games due lingering plantar fasciitis, according to a tweet from Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times.
Gooden has been giving the Bucks his usual solid play — 11 points and 7 rebounds a game in 25 minutes a night. Strong on the boards, can get you a few points, good guy in the rotation.
The Bucks next six games include two against the Heat and one each against the Magic, Spurs and Hawks. The Nets (on the road) is the only game the Bucks might be a favorite in. Might.
Tough stretch for a team fighting for one of those bottom playoff seeds in the East.
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