The Milwaukee Bucks announced Monday night that center Larry Sanders underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb and will miss six weeks of time in recovery. The injury was sustained on November 2nd when Sanders was involved in a bar fight. The injury was not supposed to keep him out long-term which is why the injury was such a surprise. Sanders was not charged in the altercation.

The injury compounds what has already been a bad year for Sanders who has clashed with his new coach Larry Drew over his playing time in the fourth quarter. The Bucks signed Sanders to a four-year extension this summer, worth nearly $48 million with incentives.