Bucks' Greivis Vasquez out 3-4 months after surgery to remove bone spur

This season hasn't gone to plan so far for the Milwaukee Bucks; they're struggling to find the defensive identity that made them a playoff team in 2014-15. Greg Monroe has been a bad addition on the defensive end of the floor and they're trying to work Michael Carter-Williams through some growing pains. They've also been working through some injuries. But their victory against the Golden State Warriors could be the spark that gets them back on track.

Unfortunately, that track probably won't involve backup point guard Greivis Vasquez. The Bucks announced Tuesday that Vasquez had successful surgery to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right foot.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez underwent successful surgery this morning to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right foot, General Manager John Hammond announced today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. An update on Vasquez’s recovery period will be provided after post-surgical consultation with Dr. O’Malley.

While the Bucks are saying they will provide an update following a post-op consultation, Jason Kidd told reporters the recovery period will be lengthy.

Vasquez was brought in to be a veteran backup point guard with a steady hand to play behind Carter-Williams this season, but his play was pretty bad. In 16 games, he's shooting 34.2 percent from the field and 24.5 percent from 3-point range. Those are well below his career averages. Presumably, the Bucks will use Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo as the primary backup lead guards; they also have Tyler Ennis on the roster.

Greivis Vasquez might not play again this season. (USATSI)
Greivis Vasquez might not play again this season. (USATSI)
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Zach Harper likes basketball. Some would even say he loves it. He's also an enthusiast for everything Ricky Davis, Rasheed Wallace, Nic Cage, and has seen the movie Gigli almost three times. He's been... Full Bio

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