Carlos Delfino Writes That He Needs Season-Ending Surgery

According to a post on Milwaukee Bucks forward Carlos Delfino’s personal website this Sunday, his injured foot will require surgery, which will likely knock him out for the remainder of the season. Per the Journal Sentinel: “Delfino injured his right foot in the playoffs last season when he was with the Houston Rockets and he underwent surgery in May. He was in a walking boot when the Bucks opened training camp and said he had suffered a setback in his recovery. Delfino and Bucks team physician Michael Gordon traveled to North Carolina last week to consult with specialists about the injury. And it was determined Delfino will need another surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot, with recovery time estimated at four to six months. ‘I’m frustrated because I did all the recovery work but my body did not respond as expected,’ Delfino said on his website in remarks translated from Spanish. ‘I’m still optimistic. Now I have to be calm and open to the decision of the professional who can help me in the recovery of my injury. This is worse than I expected but I am sure that I will return to the court.’ The Bucks signed Delfino for help at the small forward position, bringing back a player who spent three years in Milwaukee and was part of the 2010 playoff team. Delfino signed a two-year deal worth $6.5 million, with a third non-guaranteed year. Later in the summer the Bucks made a trade with Phoenix to acquire Racine native Caron Butler, who has emerged as the team’s starting small forward. The hope was for Delfino to return this season to provide depth at the position, but now that will not happen.”