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Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon out 6-8 weeks with partially torn left quadricep tendon

Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 29: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on October 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to make a push to secure their spot in the playoffs — they are currently the seven seed in the East, just three games ahead of the Pistons as the nine seed (and Detroit just added Blake Griffin, they want to get in the dance).

The Bucks are going to have to do it without a key rotation player, Malcolm Brogdon.

That has the reigning Rookie of the Year back a couple of weeks before the playoffs start if this heals as expected. This is an injury to the same tendon that Kawhi Leonard has been dealing with in San Antonio.

It happened innocently enough on a non-contact play.

Brogdon is averaging 13.3 points per game for the Bucks, currently starting while Eric Bledsoe has been out a couple of games, and playing 31 minutes a game in the last 10. Expect to see a lot more Matthew Dellavedova in the short term.

Now, can we stop with all the NBA injuries for a while, please? Thanks.