The Bucks will have to fare without Nikola Mirotic for the rest of the regular season.
The forward suffered a fractured and sprained thumb in Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, the team announced Wednesday.
Per The Athletic, Mirotic’s timetable to return is two to four weeks. There is a good chance Mirotic will miss the first part of the postseason, which starts in about three weeks.
Great win, great atmosphere, great TEAM!!
Bad luck with my injury but I will be back soon and stronger! 💪🏻
Gran Victoria, gran atmósfera, gran EQUIPO!
Mala suerte con mi lesión pero volveré pronto y más fuerte! 💪🏻#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/khR2chNxTg
— Nikola Mirotic (@threekola) March 20, 2019
Despite the thumb injury, he scored 23 points in 24 minutes in Milwaukee’s 115-101 win over Los Angeles.
Mirotic has been a key player off the bench since the Bucks acquired him from the Pelicans in February. He’s appeared in 14 games and has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in that time frame.