Bucks lose Redd for the season
Posted by: gwoelfel on January 25, 2009 at 2:24PM EST
BY GERY WOELFEL
The Milwaukee Bucks received some devastating news Sunday.
Star shooting guard Michael Redd is out for the rest of the NBA season.
Redd suffered what Bucks officials termed as a strained left knee in the third quarter of Saturday night's game againt the Sacramento Kings at the Bradley Center.
Sunday morning, Redd underwent a MRI and learned he had tears in both the ACL and MCL.
Bucks officials weren't available for comment.
Earlier this season, Redd sat out 14 games because of a sprained right ankle.
Redd is the Bucks' leading scorer, averaging 22.2 points per game. He has been playing particularly well in recent
weeks, recording a 44-point performance against the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 16 and a had a 27-point outing against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Bucks have a 22-25 record and are currently in the eighth -- and final -- spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
The Bucks' next game is Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Bradley Center. It'll be one of eight games the Bucks will play in their next 12 outings at home.