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Milwaukee Bucks lose Malcolm Brogdon for 6-8 weeks due to partially torn quad

The Milwaukee Bucks say guard Malcolm Brogdon will miss six to eight weeks with a partially torn left quadricep tendon.

An MRI revealed the extent of the injury Friday.

Brogdon, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, had to be helped from the court after appearing to hurt himself while landing after an uncontested layup attempt in the second quarter of Thursday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Brogdon is averaging 13.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds this season. Last year, he became the only non-first-round winner of the Rookie of the Year award, beating out the Philadelphia 76ers duo of Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

The injury also comes at a time when Milwaukee (27-23) is set to get Jabari Parker back from a knee injury Friday against the New York Knicks. Parker was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, but tore his left ACL for a second time last February and hasn’t played since.

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