It’s as if the Milwaukee Bucks have not had enough problems of late.
On Monday, Bucks fans were slapped with some horrendous news on the Jae Crowder front after it was announced that the veteran has been diagnosed with a left adductor and abdominal tear. The 33-year-old is now expected to miss two months of action because of the injury.
Milwaukee Bucks Lose Jae Crowder
The Bucks made the official announcement on Monday night just before their game against the Chicago Bulls. According to the statement, the 6-foot-6 swingman will need to undergo surgery, which will require about eight weeks to recover from:
Jae Crowder suffered a left groin injury Saturday at Orlando. He underwent testing and further evaluation today by Dr. Bob Meyers in Philadelphia and was diagnosed with a left adductor and abdominal tear. He will undergo surgery tomorrow and be sidelined for approx. eight weeks.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 13, 2023
The Bucks have released a medical update on veteran forward Jae Crowder: pic.twitter.com/Nytmef9HzB
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) November 13, 2023
Crowder exited Friday’s loss to the Orlando Magic in the third quarter because of a suspected groin injury. He was unable to return to the game.
On Sunday, the Bucks announced that Crowder is set to miss Monday’s clash against the Bulls. Unfortunately, the injury has turned out to be far worse than initially anticipated.
Milwaukee Bucks Fans React to Terrible News
Crowder is no star and he isn’t exactly going to be the X-factor that leads the Bucks to a championship this season. However, losing him so early in the season — amid all the troubles the team has been going through of late — is an undeniably tough blow for the squad.
Bucks fans on Twitter could not agree more:
Pain everyday with this team
— rebuilding…. (@Just1nBurner) November 13, 2023
— Giannis Burner Account (@v_cashmoney88) November 13, 2023
— matt (@matt_trial) November 13, 2023
— Dev (@xDevhs) November 13, 2023
I can’t have anything man
— Ryan (@BrewPackOnYT) November 13, 2023
That’s to bad, he was playing better. Get better Jae, hope you get right for the playoffs. Jackson and Marjon next man up
— Casey Ward (@Badgerbydesign) November 13, 2023
8 weeks sucks, but reading this I swear it was gonna say season ending. Huge loss
— Opp Pack Giannis (@OppPackGiannis) November 13, 2023
Wow, one of the few bright spots for this team too. I guess the only positive is this forces AG to develop/give Marjon and AJJ more minutes..
— 𝗦𝝠𝗨𝗖𝗘 (@oSauceEm) November 13, 2023
Prayers up for Jae Crowder. Let’s all just hope he rises from this injury stronger and hungrier than ever.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Jae Crowder was a free agent but re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2023-24 season. The return of the experienced forward was officially announced by the Bucks, confirming that Crowder is no longer on the free-agent market.
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks have expressed interest in acquiring veteran forward Jae Crowder. Discussions for a potential trade involving Crowder, who has been away from the Suns, are ongoing between these teams and the Phoenix Suns.
NBA player Jae Crowder wears the number 99 as a heartfelt tribute to his late cousin, Eric Thompson. Thompson, who sported the number during his high school football career in Texas, left a profound impact on Crowder. This homage extends across all seven NBA cities where Crowder has played, keeping his cousin's memory alive on the court.