Carlos Delfino to have foot surgery; likely to miss season


The Milwaukee Bucks signed Carlos Delfino to a two-year, $6.5 million deal over the summer, but it looks like he will not be taking a step on the court this season. Delfino has been dealing with an injured foot, which originally required surgery back in May, and that injury will need a follow up surgery that will likely end his season.

From his official website, translated from Spanish by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Delfino and Bucks team physician Michael Gordon traveled to North Carolina last week to consult with specialists about the injury. And it was determined Delfino will need another surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot, with recovery time estimated at four to six months.

“I’m frustrated because I did all the recovery work but my body did not respond as expected,” Delfino said on his website in remarks translated from Spanish. “I’m still optimistic.

“Now I have to be calm and open to the decision of the professional who can help me in the recovery of my injury. This is worse than I expected but I am sure that I will return to the court.”

Without Delfino, the team will continue to roll with Caron Butler, who has struggled shooting the ball this season.

The Bucks signed Butler when they realized the initial timetable for Delfino’s return, and they are now hoping that the additional security they were hoping for will pay off in the long run.

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