Bucks’ Mirotic expected to miss at least two weeks with thumb injury

Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a thumb injury vs. the Lakers.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has sustained a slight fracture of his left thumb and will be sidelined at least two-to-four weeks, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Mirotic was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline and has averaged 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 14 appearances with the Bucks. He suffered the injury in the third quarter of Tuesday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mirotic had just replaced injured guard Malcolm Brogdon in the starting lineup. Brogdon is expected to shelved for up to six weeks with a foot injury.

“Defended by Moritz Wagner, Mirotic swung his arms up and drew a foul while shooting a three-pointer,” Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The Bucks (53-18) enter Wednesday’s game at Cleveland with the league’s best record.