Thursday , Dec , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks’ Simmons needs surgery, will miss rest of season

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Simmons will
need surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, and is expected to miss
the rest of the regular season.

The procedure is scheduled for Monday, December 18, and will be the first of
two stages. The second procedure, which will address a symptomatic cyst in his
right heel bone and plantar fascitis, is yet to be scheduled, but will occur
in the weeks following the first surgery.

The swingman originally suffered the injury in training camp and has been
sidelined since October 14.

The 26-yard old Simmons averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 2005-2006,
his first season with Milwaukee. In five career seasons, with the Bucks, Los
Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards, Simmons has averaged 10.7 points
and 4.3 rebounds per game.

MIL