Buck’s Michael Redd Out For The Season
Michael Redd will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL/MCL in his left knee.
In the third quarter of Saturday night’s victory over Sacramento, Redd landed awkwardly on teammate Luke Ridnour’s foot after missing a shot near the basket. Redd had an MRI exam on Sunday that revealed the extent of the injury. A surgery date has not been scheduled.
Redd was averaging 25.0 points per game in January and shooting better than 51 percent from the field.
“I’m deeply disappointed but everything in life happens for a reason and this is God’s plan for me,” Redd said. “I have faith in my teammates and coaches to continue to work together to make our fans proud. I will be supporting them wholeheartedly from the sidelines and working equally hard to return to the court in the best condition possible for next season.”
It’s a tremendous blow to a team that has struggled with injuries all season. The Bucks (22-25) are in third place in the Central Division. Redd missed 14 games with an ankle injury and center Andrew Bogut has missed 13 games, including the last six with back spasms.
“Over half our games have been without two of our main players,” coach Scott Skiles said after the game. “Our guys are hanging in there. It’s not always pretty every night, but we’re hanging in there.”