Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after he broke his right ankle when falling down a flight of stairs.
The incident occurred at Mayo’s house on Thursday morning and it is still unclear whether he will need to undergo surgery.
Bucks general manager John Hammond confirmed the injury, saying that Mayo had “accidentally tripped descending his stairs”.
Mayo’s injury is a huge blow for the Bucks as it further dents their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. The 28-year-old is the third player the Bucks have lost for the season in the past couple of weeks as they are also without Michael Carter-Williams, who underwent hip surgery, and Steve Novak, who is nursing a sprained MCL.
In the 41 games he played this season, Mayo averaged 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals.