During the first half of last night's game against the Mavericks in Dallas, Milwaukee Bucks guard Gary Neal was forced to leave the game because of the plantar fasciitis that has plagued him all season. Cliff Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was the first to report an update on Neal via Twitter.
Primarily in a bench role for Milwaukee, Neal has had a respectable season when he has been healthy enough to be on the court. In 20 games he has averaged 10 points, an assist and two rebounds in an average of 21 minutes on the court.
The Bucks haven't released any further information on treatment for Neal or his status for practice this week. This is the fifth time this season that the condition has been significant enough to hold restrict Neal from taking the court, and Milwaukee may have to seek more aggressive treatment for his condition now.
If Neal does miss time, fans should expect to see expanded minutes for Luke Ridnour and Nate Wolters.