Reigning ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) World Import MVP Anthony Tucker will be out for the remainder of the regular season for the Macau Black Bears.

Tucker suffered an unfortunate, non-contact injury as he rolled his left ankle early in the second quarter of their road game against the Formosa Dreamers on Sunday. Team management announced the point guard is expected to be out between 4-6 weeks, and has undergone successful surgery on his left foot (Jones fracture).

Prior to the injury, the sweet-shooting American guard was consistently a potent offensive threat, averaging 25.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.9 assists, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 45 percent from the field.

“Surgery on my foot was successful and now I get to attack the road to recovery. I’ll be back soon,” said Tucker, who also had a message for all his supporters, and to all the Black Bears fans.

“I want to thank everyone for the support and prayers I’ve received thus far. I’m sorry I can’t be there with them. This isn’t how I envisioned this season ending for myself, but they still have work to do.”

Macau is currently fifth in the league standings and is expected to add a replacement, or in the best case scenario, a stand-in for Tucker, as they enter the playoff stretch.

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