The Bucks’ depth has taken another hit.
Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo will be sidelined for the rest of the season with bilateral heel bursitis in his right foot, the team announced Tuesday.
Donte DiVincenzo will undergo a biologic injection to help address the bilateral heel bursitis that has forced him to miss 28 games this season.
The recovery period will keep DiVincenzo out for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.https://t.co/6XOJLeXngA
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 27, 2019
The 22-year-old is expected to be completely healthy by the start of 2019-20, according to ESPN.
DiVincenzo began the season in Milwaukee’s rotation but saw his playing time reduced as he continued to struggle with the foot issue. He’ll finish his rookie campaign averaging 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 26.5 percent from 3-point range over 27 appearances.
The Bucks selected DiVincenzo out of Villanova with the 17th pick in 2018. He earned Final Four MVP honors and helped the Wildcats win the national title before declaring for the draft.
Milwaukee is currently playing without Malcolm Brogdon (plantar fascia), Nikola Mirotic (thumb), Pau Gasol (ankle) and Tony Snell (ankle).
The Bucks have seven regular-season games remaining before the playoffs start in mid-April.