3:50pm: Mayo suffered a broken right ankle after he tripped descending the stairs at his home, the team relayed in its official announcement. Milwaukee’s statement also confirms that Mayo is indeed out for the remainder of the season.
3:04pm: O.J. Mayo has a broken leg and will miss the rest of the season, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The 28-year-old is on an expiring contract, so he’s poised to enter free agency this summer. The injury took place this week, according to Charania, though it’s unclear from the report which leg is broken.
The shooting guard’s injury is just the latest in a string that the Bucks have been struck with. Both Michael Carter-Williams and Steve Novak are lost for the season, Greivis Vasquez is out until at least March 25th with an ankle injury and John Henson is expected to miss at least another week with back woes. The Bucks have the regular season maximum of 15 players on their roster, but with four players expected to miss two weeks or more the team will be eligible to apply to the league for a hardship allowance, which would grant them a 16th roster spot if approved.
Mayo, who is earning $8MM in the final season of his current deal, appeared in 41 games this season and was averaging 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 26.6 minutes per night. His scoring average for 2015/16 is by far the lowest in his eight seasons in the league, with his shooting line on the season an anemic .371/.321/.775.