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.”