Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders missed Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a thumb injury he suffered in a bar fight. It now appears that same injury will sideline him for the next six weeks
Bucks say center Larry Sanders will be out six weeks after he underwent surgery this afternoon to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) November 12, 2013
On Friday, the Bucks center, who was recently rewarded with a four-year, $44 million contract, apologized to his teammates and vowed to personally apologize to team owner Herb Kohl for his actions that will leave the franchise without arguably it’s best player and a key building block going forward.
“I want to start by saying I put myself in a bad situation over the weekend,” Sanders said in a statement to reporters Friday. “I didn’t make the best decisions down the stretch, but I would like to apologize to my fans here and Sen. Kohl, who I will talk to directly. I’ve talked to the team and apologized to them, just for shedding a negative light on our team and our organization.
It’s not what we’re about at all; it’s not who we are. It’s not what we stand for. I offer my apologies to everyone, especially the fans. I know they put a lot on me and they count on me a lot.”
He’s averaging 2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in three games so far this season, so it’s safe to say the Bucks aren’t getting their money’s worth.