Pat Connaughton has a strained right calf that will keep him out of action for approximately three weeks, the Bucks announced in a press release. Connaughton sat out the last two games with soreness in his calf, and he underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed the injury.
Connaughton had been expected to take Khris Middleton‘s place in the starting lineup while he recovers from offseason wrist surgery. If the three-week prognosis is accurate, Connaughton will miss about nine games.
The versatile swingman signed a three-year extension over the summer. He has been a valuable contributor since coming to Milwaukee four years ago and averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 65 games last season.