Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut will miss the last four games of the season because of pain in his right elbow.
The team says Bogut will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose particles and scar tissue in his elbow.
Bogut injured the same elbow, along with his right hand and wrist, in an arm-wrenching fall to the floor near the end of last season. Bogut averaged 12.8 points, a career-high 11.1 rebounds and league-leading 2.6 blocks this season.
The Bucks were expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but have been eliminated from contention.