Bucks guard Patrick Beverley says he has a torn ligament in his right wrist



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On the latest episode of the “Pat Bev Podcast with Rone,” Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley revealed that he has torn a ligament in his right wrist.

“I got some disturbing news that I didn’t really like,” Beverley told co-host Adam Ferrone.

“I get a call. ‘Hey Pat, we’ll give you news about the wrist after the game,’” Beverley continued. “Mind you, today, I get X-rayed. I get MRI. I’m looking at my s—, like my s— hurt a little bit, but I’m cool. I’m going to take the necessary precautions. I’m going to be a pro. I’m going to get the MRI, the X-ray, all that. You know, just be a pro.

“After the game, I get in the room, six m———— in that room, I’m looking like, ‘What the f—?’… Talk to the doctor, and they informed that I tore a ligament in my right wrist and I’m going to need it surgically repaired, which takes three to four months.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, Beverley was listed on the Bucks’ injury report as questionable for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to a right wrist sprain, not a torn ligament.

Beverley said on his podcast that the injury occurred while attempting a dunk at the end of his pregame routine Sunday before the Bucks took on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beverley played 15 minutes in Milwaukee’s 118-93 victory over the Thunder. He went 0-for-2 from the field but scored one point and recorded four assists. He did not play Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I tore this pre-OKC game,” Beverley said. “I still played in the OKC game. Plus-12 off the bench. I shot one 3, I felt a little pain, but ain’t nothing that I’d be like, ‘Ah, I need to stop.’”

While Beverley said the Bucks’ medical staff told him he would need surgery, he also suggested that he would just take some time off and attempt to play through the pain.

The 35-year-old guard has appeared in 19 games (with two starts) for the Bucks after joining the team in a trade-deadline deal. In 19.6 minutes per game, the 12-year NBA veteran has averaged 5.1 points and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting 34 percent from the 3-point line.

Regularly described as “an instigator” by Bucks coach Doc Rivers, Beverley’s presence would be missed most on the defensive end of the floor, should he continue to miss time. On the offensive end, Beverley is a floor spacer and backup point guard who can keep the offense organized, but his greatest impact comes on defense, where he’s quickly turned into one of the Bucks’ vocal and spiritual leaders.

(Photo of Patrick Beverley: Gary Dineen / NBAE via Getty Images)





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