Feb 10, 2014, 7:53 PM EST
This has just not been Larry Sanders’ year.
The season after signing a four-year, $44 million extension he suffered torn ligaments in his thumb, something he suffered in a bar fight. He came back and argued with teammates, he never seemed to have the full trust of coach Larry Drew, although he has played better of late in the coach’s eye.
Sanders is out indefinitely with a fractured right orbital bone, the team announced. He was injured on Saturday night in a loss to the Rockets, while at first the Bucks said he might return that game the timeline has been continually pushed back.
Sanders will see a specialist and at that point they will try to figure out when he can return, but Drew said it would be after the All-Star break. There is a wide range of healing on this injury, determined by where the break is on the face and the severity. It could b a couple of weeks, could be more than a month.
In the interim, expect to see a lot of Zaza Pachulia for the Bucks. That’s not going to win them games (not that a lot of wins should be the goal in Milwaukee at this point).
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