– Milwaukee Bucks forward Jae Crowder suffered left adductor and abdominal tears that will sideline him for approximately two months
– The Milwaukee Bucks have second-shortest odds to win the championship below the Boston Celtics
– Crowder was exceeding expectations through Milwaukee’s first nine games of the 2023-24 season
Jae Crowder suffered a left groin injury Saturday at Orlando. He underwent testing and further evaluation today by Dr. Bob Meyers in Philadelphia and was diagnosed with a left adductor and abdominal tear. He will undergo surgery tomorrow and be sidelined for approx. eight weeks.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are facing a tough blow as forward Jae Crowder is set to miss approximately two months due to left adductor and abdominal tears. This came after Crowder initially was diagnosed with a groin strain during Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic. The 33-year-old player will undergo surgery tomorrow to address the injuries and will be sidelined for approximately eight weeks.
Prior to his injury, Crowder had been exceeding expectations, averaging 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game through Milwaukee’s first nine games of the 2023-24 season. He was also shooting 53.2% from the floor and 51.6% from 3-point range, playing an average of 26.7 minutes per contest.
Despite the setback, Bucks coach Adrian Griffin believes that Crowder’s dedication will help him through the recovery process. Griffin is confident that Crowder will return to the game even before the playoffs, allowing him to get back into his rhythm. Crowder himself expressed his determination to overcome this obstacle, assuring his return soon.
In the meantime, with Crowder on the sidelines, the Bucks will need to readjust and rely on other players to step up and fill the void left by Crowder’s absence. Even though it will be a challenging time for both Crowder and the team, everyone is hoping for a swift and full recovery.