Pat Connaughton was seen putting up some shots ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks’ In-Season Tournament semifinal showdown against the Indiana Pacers. The veteran sharpshooter was unable to suit up, though, as he continues to deal with a sprained right ankle.
The Bucks have also ruled Connaughton out for Monday’s contest against the Chicago Bulls but at this point, it appears that the 6-foot-5 swingman could be back in the mix sooner rather than later.
Milwaukee Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin Provides Pat Connaughton Update
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Milwaukee head coach Adrian Griffin noted that Connaughton is making steady progress on his road to recovery. Coach Griff then revealed that he expects to have the 30-year-old back in the next “four, five, six, seven days” (h/t Eric Nehm of The Athletic).
While that may not exactly be a definitive timetable, the silver lining here is that Connaughton should be able to return in the coming week. The Bucks have an upcoming back-to-back set this weekend against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday followed by a bout versus the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Connaughton may make his return in one of those two games.
Chris Livingston Also Hurting
Apart from Connaughton, Coach Griffin also revealed that rookie Chris Livingston is also nursing an injury. The 20-year-old small forward was recently sent down to the Wisconsin Herd in the NBA G League to get some reps in but unfortunately, he suffered an ankle injury during a game.
Griffin isn’t too worried, though, noting that Livingston had “a little ankle sprain in our G-League game, but I think he’s gonna be okay.”
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