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Larry Sanders to miss at least 6 weeks after surgery

| February 14, 2014

Category: Injury Report

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Larry Sanders will miss at least six weeks following surgery to repair fractures to his right orbital bone, the Milwaukee Bucks announced today. Via Bucks PR:

Bucks center Larry Sanders (6-11, 235) underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair right orbital bone fractures which he sustained in the Feb. 8 game vs. Houston, General Manager John Hammond announced today.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Gerald J. Harris at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. Sanders will be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks and further updates will be provided when appropriate.

Sanders already missed nearly eight weeks earlier in the season when he fractured his right thumb in a nightclub incident. He has played in 23 of the Bucks’ 52 games, three of which the Bucks won. An absence of six weeks would keep Sanders out of action until at least the final ten games of the season.

Sanders posted to his Instagram account following his surgery with the caption, “Finally getting released. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and positive energy … I see and appreciate it all! Happy Friday.”

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  1. rowe49 says:

    Larry’s season is all but over. Thank god for small favors.

    Next year!

  2. canadabucks says:

    Sorry, I can’t understand the “Yay!He’s injured” side of it.

  3. Ian Whitchurch says:

    It is funny he got a thumb injured in a bar fight where bottles were involved, and his eye socket smashed playing a “non contact” sport.

    Good luck Larry, get yourself right and we’ll see you next year.

  4. Justin says:

    a lost season

  5. Sfisch says:

    Hey, Larry, just in case you see this, please accept my positive thoughts, my prayers, and my encouragement. We all have setbacks, sometimes our fault more or less, sometimes not our fault at all. Whatever has happened in your case, please don’t get discouraged, keep improving on and off the court, hang out with good people in good places, have fun, be at peace, and trust in the God of goodness and love.

  6. dipsydoo toyou says:

    That’s EARNING your pay ,….right?

    Lots of prayers and love for ya Larry, get healed up strong.

    We need ya healthy for next season, and anxiously await your return.

  7. Patti #1 says:

    What is it with Milwaukee and their inability to keep their “Centers” healthy?

    It just feels like we are back to where we started BE (before Ellis)!