The Bucks’ Kendall Marshall will miss the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced Saturday in a press release. The backup point guard injured the ACL in his right knee during Thursday’s game in London.
The injury was confirmed through an MRI conducted Saturday by team orthopaedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon. Marshall will undergo surgery on the knee, but the date has not been determined.
Milwaukee’s options for replacing Marshall are limited. January 15th was the deadline for applying for a disabled player exception, but because the Bucks are below the salary cap, they wouldn’t have been eligible for the DPE anyway.
The timing of the injury is unfortunate for Marshall, who will be entering free agency this summer after his minimum-salary contract expires at the end of the season. He was averaging 4.2 points and 3.1 assists in 28 games this season. He was shooting a career best .455 from the field and a career-best .889 from the free-throw line.