Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has been ruled out of Games 1 and 2 against the Boston Celtics as he continues to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, the team announced Thursday.
Brogdon hasn’t played since March 15, when he suffered the injury.
The Bucks had hoped Brogdon would return in time for the start of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but the team now says he won’t be re-evaluated until after Game 2.
Brogdon, the 2017 Rookie of the Year, started all 64 games he played for the Bucks this season, averaging 15.6 points, 3.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. He shot 50.5 percent from the field, including 42.6 percent from behind the arc, and made a league-leading 92.8 percent of his free throws.
Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday (1 p.m. ET, ABC).