Milwaukee Bucks wing Pat Connaughton suffers a fractured finger in his right hand

Milwaukee BucksWing Pat ConnaughtonDuring Thursday's 131-107 loss against the Toronto Raptors, he fractured his fourth metacarpal in the right side of his right hand. Phoenix Suns.

Connaughton was injured while trying to shoot foul on Suns guards during the third quarter. Chris Paul. With 3:34 left in the third quarter, he quit the game and didn't return.

“We're trying find out who will see him next and what the next steps are,” Bucks coach Mike BudenholzerAfter the game, he spoke up via video conference. “Unfortunate, however we are hopeful that the he'll be in a position to return. We are not sure when that will be. We'll just have to wait and see.

Connaughton had a career-high of 10.2 points and 41% shooting from 3, in 53 games played for the Bucks. Connaughton has been promoted to Milwaukee's sixth player and occasionally spot starter. He plays a record 27.2 minutes per match.

Bucks forward stated that “He plays an important and key role in us coming into the starting lineup every now & then.” Khris MiddletonAccording to Connaughton's coach, he was wearing a cast. “Just being there for us both on the balls. It's going be hard without him for some time so I hope he can get back to it sooner than later.

On Thursday, the Bucks made a move in order to acquire forward Serge IbakaMilwaukee lost its depth in the wings to the Clippers, but it was able to strengthen its frontcourt with help from the Clippers.

Donte DiVincenzoHe was part of a deal with four teams that saw him traded to the Kings earlier Thursday afternoon. Rodney Hood Semi OjeleyeThese were sent to LA Clippers. Connaughton's remaining options for replacement include George HillA neck injury has prevented Corey from being out of action since Jan. 28. Wesley MatthewsHe has been struggling since being signed by Bucks in mid-season.

Bucks guards: “That's how it sometimes goes.” Jrue Holiday“It was after Thursday's win.” “I don't know what to call it, ironic or bizarre. It's unfortunate. Sometimes, that's just how it works.”

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