Bucks’ Henson to have surgery on left wrist

Big man John Henson of the Bucks had surgery on a torn ligament in his left wrist.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without center John Henson because of a torn ligament in his left wrist, the team announced Friday morning. The injury will require surgery to repair.

Henson hurt the wrist in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 6 and while he managed to play in three more games, he told the Bucks’ medical staff he was experiencing “discomfort” in Milwaukee’s 116-113 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

According to the team, Henson’s wrist was evaluated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Carole¬†Vetter¬†on Sunday and surgery will be scheduled in the near future, after which a timetable for his return will be established.

Henson, 27, is a averaging 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.4 minutes in 14 games entering play Friday night.

The 6-foot-11, 229-pounder, the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Bucks, is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Henson, now in his seventh season in Milwaukee, signed a four-year, $44-million extension with the Bucks on Oct. 1, 2015. He will earn $11.3 million this season and $9.7 millionaire in the 2019-20 season.

Milwaukee (10-4) entering a game against the Chicago Bulls, will also be without the services of rookie guard Donte DiVencenzo for three games because of a minor left quadriceps strain, according to the team. He suffered the injury in the game against Memphis on Wednesday night, the team said.