Mar 17, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Bucks logo during the game against the Orlando Magic at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 115-109. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks say Ersan Ilyasova's sprained ankle is 'pretty severe'

While the Milwaukee Bucks may not be very good this season, they’re at least heading in the right direction after a complete roster overhaul which saw them move on from volume shooters like Monta Ellils and Brandon Jennings.

One player they didn’t want to part with is forward Ersan Ilyasova, who unfortunately may be forced to miss a significant amount of time after suffering what the team is calling a ‘pretty severe’ ankle sprain.

Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentential:

“In looking at him it was pretty severe,” Drew said. “Hopefully he’s OK because right now we are really down in big men.”

Initial X-rays taken at Quicken Loans Arena revealed no fracture but Ilyasova said he would have another test done Wednesday. He fell to the floor in pain after colliding with the Cavaliers’ C.J. Miles on a play in the second quarter.

“I had twisted that ankle before but never that bad,” Ilyasova said. “We’re going to have another X-ray tomorrow and we’ll see.

Illyasova said the pain is so bad he can’t even put pressure on it, so in addition to an X-ray it’s likely the Bucks will put him through an MRI just to make sure there are no torn ligaments.

There’s no word if it’s a ‘normal’ ankle sprain or one of the high ankle variety, but neither would exactly be deemed a walk in the park.

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