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Milwaukee Bucks

  • Head Athletic Trainer: Scott Faust (First Year as Head AT)
  • Total Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season: 2128 (30th in the league)
  • Total Cost for Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season: $146.2 million (27th)
  • 2015-2016 Games Missed Due to Injury: 227 (26th)
  • 2015-2016 Cost of Games Missed Due to Injury: $13.2 million (21st)
  • Best Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 7 (2012-13)
  • Worst Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 30 (2010-11)

Summary

The Bucks failed to build on their surprising 2014-15 campaign, missing the postseason in head coach Jason Kidd’s second year on the job. Health was a contributing factor as six players missed over 20 games, including 86 combined games from point guards Michael Carter-Williams and Greivis Vasquez. The total ensured the Bucks would finish the year with over 200 games lost for the third consecutive season.

The season wasn’t without its successes as the Bucks medical team, led by Director of Performance Dr. Troy Flanagan, got Jabari Parker back onto the court for 76 games following his ACL tear. With an eye on moving forward, Flanagan and the Bucks further strengthened their medical unit by hiring Scott Faust to man their previously vacant head athletic trainer position.

Unfortunately the team will start the year a man down after Kris Middleton suffered a significant hamstring injury shortly before the start of training camp. The injury was a bit of a fluke as he slipped on a wet spot, tearing the muscle away from the bone. He’s expected to miss up to six months recovering.

 

 

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