Luke Ridnour Injury: Updates on Bucks Guard's Wrist and Return

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJanuary 19, 2014

Milwaukee Bucks guard Luke Ridnour (13) drives around a pick of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall, left, defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Los Angeles. Bucks won the game 94-79. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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Updates from Monday, Jan. 20

Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the latest on Luke Ridnour's injury:


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Milwaukee Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour suffered a sprained right wrist on Sunday night, Jan. 19, against the San Antonio Spurs.   

Charles Gardner from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the injury and said that he would not return for the game.

At 32 years old, Ridnour has played a pretty big role in the rotation for the Bucks, playing in 28 games and averaging 23.3 minutes per contest. He's been a decent player when in the game, averaging 6.7 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from behind the arc, entering the Spurs game.

It's been a nightmare season for the Bucks, going just 7-32 prior to their game against San Antonio. That's the worst record in the NBA, with the Orlando Magic posting the second-worst record at 10-30. At this point, the Bucks are likely hoping for the No. 1 overall pick to grab a player like Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 NBA draft.

Without Ridnour, the Bucks will have to depend on Nate Wolters to back up Brandon Knight at the point guard position. Wolters has averaged 5.9 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game.