Bucks’ Greivis Vasquez undergoes ankle surgery

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Backup point guard Greivis Vasquez has missed the Bucks’ last nine games with an ankle injury, and it looks like he’ll be out a while longer. The team announced in a press release that Vasquez underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone spur:

Milwaukee Bucks guard Grievis Vasquez underwent successful surgery this morning to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right ankle, 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.

In 16 games with the Bucks this season, Vasquez has averaged 6.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.6 minutes per game.