LOS ANGELES, CA (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Milwaukee Bucks' forward-and-center John Henson did not make the team's trip out West. He'll miss the next three games -- including tonight's contest against the Lakers in Los Angeles -- with a lingering high ankle sprain.
Henson was injured December 20th when he tripped while running down the court at Cleveland. He sat out the following game before playing last week against Charlotte and Brooklyn. Henson missed Saturday night's home loss to Minnesota.
The second-year pro filled in at center while Larry Sanders missed almost two months with thumb surgery that resulted from a nightclub brawl in early November. The 6-11 Henson is averaging 12-and-a-half points and eight rebounds in 28 games, including 14 starts.
Bucks' coach Larry Drew expects Henson to be out for about two weeks, but the player hopes to be back sooner.
In the meantime, Sanders will start at center. Tonight, the Bucks will play a struggling Lakers' team that has lost five straight in the absence of the injured Kobe Bryant.