Greivis Vasquez underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right ankle, the Bucks announced. Milwaukee hasn’t officially announced a timetable for Vasquez’s return, but coach Jason Kidd indicated that the veteran would be out of commission for at least three to four months, the Associated Press relays. Milwaukee currently possesses the league maximum of 15 players on its roster, meaning a corresponding move would need to be made in order to add backcourt depth, if the team so desired.
Kidd hasn’t shut the door on Vasquez returning to the court this season, saying, “He’s going to compete, hurt or healthy. He tried and did everything he could, but it just didn’t work out, so the next step was to have surgery. The next step for him is to have a speedy recovery, get ready for free agency and then go from there. We’re not going to rule him out for the season, but we’ll see.”
The 28-year-old is earning $6.6MM this year and is due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. In 16 appearances for the Bucks in 2015/16, Vasquez is averaging 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.6 minutes per contest. His slash line is .348/.259/.880.