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Bucks make trade before learning of Ridnour's injury; now short of guards

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The Milwaukee Bucks learned Thursday that point guard Luke Ridnour will be out 3-4 weeks with an apparent broken thumb he suffered at practice.

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The news came two days after center Andrew Bogut was sidelined for up to eight weeks with an incomplete stress fracture in his lower back and shooting guard Michael Redd had already been out for the season with torn knee ligaments.

In addition, Bucks General Manager John Hammond had traded back-up point guard Tyronn Lue to Orlando Thursday, before he learned how long Ridnour would be out.

This leaves Milwaukee with just one true point guard, Charlie Bell. The Bucks received Keith Bogans in the Orlando trade, in an effort to provide more depth to the shooting guard spot with Redd gone.

Hammond would not comment when asked how he would replace Ridnour. It's possible the Bucks would sign somebody to a 10-day contract, since the Bucks now have just 11 players available.

Ridnour leads Milwaukee with five-point-seven assists per game. He averages almost 11 points, and he's the team's leading free-throw shooter at 89-percent.

The Bucks' next game is Saturday night at home against Detroit.

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