Report: Bucks hope John Henson returns by playoffs

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When Bucks backup center John Henson went down with a wrist injury, he was reportedly expected to miss about three months.

After surgery, that timeline sounds longer – though perhaps the difference is only framing.

Bucks release:

Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson had successful surgery this afternoon to repair his torn left wrist ligament. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.

Henson will be listed as out and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Bucks have surged with Brook Lopez as starting center, and Henson kept them humming when Lopez sat. They’ve fallen off in those non-Lopez minutes after Henson went down, but remained stable.

Thon Maker joined the rotation. Giannis Antetokounmpo has played some center. It’s working fine.

But Milwaukee will be better once Henson returns.