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By ANDREW GRUMAN  |  Last updated 12/9/13
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- TheMilwaukee Bucks' already depleted roster suffered another blow Monday as it wasrevealed that center Zaza Pachulia has a fractured bone in his right foot andwill be re-examined in four weeks.Pachulia suffered the fractureto his calcaneus or heel bone while coming down on another player's foot whilecoming down from grabbing a rebound in Milwaukee's loss to Detroit on Dec. 4. "It could be worse,right?" Pachulia said. "There was nothing I could do. There was nocontrol. I landed and stepped on somebody's foot, rolled my ankle and itappeared as a fracture. "Hopefully these fourweeks are going to go nice and smooth. It's a small fracture, but because of myweight and size I need to be careful with it and make sure it's totally healedbefore I come back."Unlike forward Carlos Delfino's fractured foot, Pachuliasays his injury won't require surgery. The veteran center injured his rightAchilles with Atlanta last season and underwent season-ending surgery in March.Though he was able to play in17 games this season, Pachulia admitted his Achilles had been "a littletight" recently. "I think with this four weeks I'll be totally done with injuries and I'llbe back to normal Zaza," Pachulia said. "For any athlete an injury isbad news, but with this four weeks, beside my foot I can heal my Achilles aswell and come back real strong. That's the goal. That's my mindset."Milwaukee's frontline has beenravished by injuries, as center Larry Sanders is still out with a tumb injury,Ekpe Udoh continues to battle right knee and right ankle pain and Pachulia isnow on the shelf. The Bucks will likely continueto start John Henson at center with Udoh and Ersan Ilyasova playing at powerforward. Rookie Miroslav Raduljica, who has played sparingly in eight games,may see his role increased with Pachulia out."We just have to play guyswho originally were not part of the rotation," Bucks coach Larry Drewsaid. "Miroslav will more than likely will be seeing minutes."Signed as a free agent out ofthe Ukrainian SuperLeague in July, Raduljica is a big body who has shown wellin his limited time on the floor. The Serbian center scored a career-high eightpoints in nine minutes off the bench in Saturday's 90-82 loss to Brooklyn."I've got total trust in all of my guys," Drewsaid. "(Raduljica) is a young guy who doesn't have playing experience. Ithought he did a good job the other night. He'll certainly be cast into asituation now where he'll have to play some extended minutes." Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter
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