Sources say that Pat Connaughton, Milwaukee Bucks’ hand surgeon, will be back before the end of the regular season.

Milwaukee BucksGuard Pat ConnaughtonSources told ESPN that he will have surgery on Monday to fix a broken fourth metacarpal in the right hand and should be back in the lineup by the end of the regular-season.

Connaughton was injured in an accident on Thursday during a loss to the Phoenix SunsHis departure from the Bucks will be a huge blow to a team that has been increasingly dependent on him for his productivity.

The Bucks traded their guard Donte DiVincenzoThe Sacramento KingsThey were part of a trade with four teams that saw them trade at the deadline on Thursday Serge IbakaThey are currently at a loss in guard depth for several more weeks. Milwaukee will pursue aggressively the position. Goran DragicOnce he has signed a contract buyout, San Antonio SpursSources indicated that next week will be the best for Dragic. Dragic can have significant opportunities with the Bucks to be crowned NBA champions.

Connaughton's career highs in scoring (10.2), 3-point shooting (31%), and minutes (27.2%) are all attained this season.

Bucks forward: “He plays an important and key role in us coming into the starting lineup every now & then.” Khris MiddletonThis was Thursday. “Just being the glue guy for both of us on both sides. It will be hard without him for some time so I hope he can get back sooner rather than later.

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