(NEW YORK) — The bar fight that Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was involved in recently has turned out to be very costly as he will miss the next six weeks repairing a torn ligament in his right thumb.
“For everyone I let down, I’m going to get better, going to be better. I’m going to get better at this, on and off the court,” Sanders said. “I just thank everyone for their concerns and being patient with me.”
Sanders was involved in an altercation at a nightclub on November 3 and hasn’t played for the team since.
During the offseason, Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million deal after a breakout 2012-2013 season where he averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game.
Under new head coach Larry Drew, Sanders, 24, was averaging just over 17 minutes per game while averaging 2.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.
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