Matthew Dellavedova Reportedly Expected to Miss 3-4 Weeks with Ankle Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 7: Matthew Dellavedova #8 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Novmber 7, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE  (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova will reportedly miss three to four weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.  

Dellavedova was sent back to Milwaukee on Monday to undergo tests on his ankle after spraining it during Sunday's 109-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The 27-year-old Aussie has taken on a lesser role in his second season with Milwaukee. In 19.0 minutes per game, he is averaging 4.4 points and 3.8 assists per game, down from 7.6 and 4.7 last year, respectively. 

Malcolm Brogdon's steady rise has lessened Dellavedova's importance to the Bucks this year, and Milwaukee made a big splash by acquiring Eric Bledsoe in November, which pushed Dellavedova down the depth chart.

But Brogdon is now out for up to eight weeks with a partially torn quadricep tendon. With both Delly and Brogdon on the shelf, Bledsoe will take on even more responsibilities, while Tony Snell and Sterling Brown will also pitch in as part of the backcourt rotation.

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