Bucks’ Larry Sanders undergoes “minor outpatient surgical procedure,” out for rest of preseason


Larry Sanders played well enough two seasons ago to earn a $44 million extension then missed much of last season with an injury suffered in a bar fight (finally when he got back on the court an inadvertent elbow from James Harden basically cost him the rest of the year). Now he is trying to prove that he is the guy from a couple years ago that deserves the big checks rolling into his account.

This doesn’t help although it’s apparently not much of a setback.

Sanders underwent a “minor outpatient surgical procedure” Friday at a Milwaukee hospital and will miss the Bucks final three preseason games, the team announced. However, the team says he should be ready for the start of the regular season.

I’m always a bit skeptical when the team will not tell you what the surgery was for (we will update when we know), but for Sanders sake let’s hope this really is something not serious.

The young Bucks potentially have a really interesting front line — Sanders, John Henson, Jabari Parker plus veterans Ersan Ilyasova and Zaza Pachulia — if they can just get everyone healthy.

If they do the Bucks become a potential “League Pass favorite” — they are not going to win many games but they will be fun to watch.