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Knee surgery to sideline Bucks' Ekpe Udoh 4-6 weeks

Bucks' center Ekpe Udoh will miss 4-6 weeks after having knee surgery on Friday. Ekpe Udoh will miss the beginning of the NBA season after having knee surgery on Friday. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball)

Milwaukee Bucks' center Ekpe Udoh will miss 4-6 weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Friday, according to ProBasketballTalk.

The 6'10" Udoh was expected to backup Bucks' starting center Larry Sanders, but had yet to play so far this preseason due to a lingering knee injury. Milwaukee is hopeful the surgery will alleviate the issue, as their only other option at center is Zaza Pachulia, who is still recovering from the achilles injury he suffered at the end of last season.

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Udoh is in his 5th season in the league and his 3rd with Milwaukee.

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