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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bucks Injury Update: Larry Sanders undergoes minor surgery

By on 10/19/2014 05:04:00 PM

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has had minor surgery and will miss the rest of the preseason. Details of the surgery are not known, however it has been revealed that Sanders should be ready for the team's regular season opener on the 29th. The team has described the surgery as a "minor outpatient surgical procedure".

Sanders has only played 94 games out of a possible 184 in the last two seasons, and after a turmoil-filled season last year the Bucks patience for him must be wearing thin. Sanders fractured his right orbital bone in March of this year and was also suspended five games for testing positive for marijuana. Sanders also missed 25 games after tearing a ligament in his thumb during an incident in a night club. Last year's disappointment came on the heels of the 2012-13 season that saw Sanders post career highs in nearly every statistical category. Sanders finished third in Most Improved Player voting and was given a four-year, $44 million contract following that season.

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Despite everything that Sanders has endured in the past year, hopes are still high for the fifth-year player out of VCU. Sanders played well during the 23 games he participated in last season, and prior to his recent surgery he appeared to be ready to play his first full NBA season. If Sanders is forced to miss any time then Georgian veteran Zaza Pachulia will most likely slide into the starting center position for the Bucks.

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