Michael Redd out for season with torn left knee

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that guard Michael Redd will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee during the third period of the Bucks win over Sacramento on Saturday, January 24.

Redd, 29, underwent an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exam this morning.  After evaluation and further testing by Bucks orthopaedic physician Dr. Mike Gordon, M.D., it was determined that Redd will miss the remainder of the season.  Surgery to repair the injury will be scheduled at a date to be determined.

“I’m deeply disappointed but everything in life happens for a reason and this is God’s plan for me,” said Redd.  “I have faith in my teammates and coaches to continue to work together to make our fans proud.  I will be supporting them wholeheartedly from the sidelines and working equally hard to return to the court in the best condition possible for next season.

“A special thank you to all our fans for their great support this season – my 9th as a Milwaukee Buck.  Our team still has work to do and I know with our collective support we can cheer them on to a special season.”

In 33 games this season (32 starts), Redd averaged a team-high 21.2 points with 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steal in 36.5 minutes.

Saturday’s game was Redd’s 550th in a Bucks uniform – 8th in Milwaukee history.  This season, he moved into 5th on the Bucks all-time scoring list, passing the 11,000 point mark at Charlotte on January 3; 5th in minutes played and 8th in field goals made.  He stands 184 points behind Bob Dandridge for 4th all-time in franchise scoring (11,478); 31 field goals made behind Sidney Moncrief for 7th all-time (4,000); 34 free throws behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 2nd all-time (2,374); and 19 games behind Glenn Robinson for 7th all-time (568).

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