Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Caron Butler injury: Bucks forward leaves game with shoulder injury

The Bucks haven't officially announced a diagnosis on Butler's injury just yet.

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Caron Butler left the team's 94-91 loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night with a shoulder injury, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. Late in the fourth quarter, Butler collided with teammate Khris Middleton and quickly left the game for the locker room.

At this point, a specific diagnosis on his injury hasn't been made, but this wouldn't be the first time Butler's dealt with a shoulder issue. Last November, the 12-year NBA veteran missed some time while dealing with a strained right shoulder, though it appears this issue concerns his left side.

Acquired from the Suns before the season, Butler started his first six games for the Bucks, averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He was expected to share time at small forward with Carlos Delfino this season, but now both players are sidelined by injuries.

While the Bucks sort things out, expect Middleton and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo to get extra time on the court.

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