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.