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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bucks' Carlos Delfino has foot surgery

By on 12/15/2013 11:46:00 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks are currently on a three-game losing streak and lost ten in a row at one point this season. They are cemented in last place in the Central Division with a 5-19 record.  Injuries have played a factor, in particular guard-forward Carlos Delfino has been out all season following a fractured bone in his foot during last season's playoffs.  Reports are that Delfino underwent foot surgery on Saturday in his native Argentina.

As reported by Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel, the Bucks' officials reported that Delfino underwent a successful procedure at Sanatorio de la Trinidad in San Isidro, Buenos Aires.  The surgery was performed by Argentine soccer national team physician Donato Villani.  Delfino will have his right foot immobilized and placed on non-weight bearing restrictions for two months.

On Friday, coach Larry Drew was not setting any timetable for Delfino's return.

"Right now, I know the surgery is scheduled (for Saturday) and we'll see how that goes."
 The Bucks signed Delfino on July 17 to two guaranteed years at $6.5 million, with an option for a third year. With the Rockets last season, Delfino was the main defender against Kevin Durant in the playoffs, in which the Rockets last four games to two.

Delfino was the Detroit Pistons' first round pick in 2003.  He's played for the Pistons, Raptors, Rockets and Bucks.  Delfino averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 25.2 minutes per game last season. In 507 career games, he has started 170 and average 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.


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