Bucks' Mayo out for season after falling down stairs


The Milwaukee Bucks will be without starting point guard O.J. Mayo for the remainder of the season after he suffered a fractured right ankle earlier this week, the NBA team announced on Thursday. 

Mayo, who took over as the team's starting point guard when Michael Carter-Williams went down with a season-ending injury, broke the ankle while accidentally tripping down the stairs at his home.

Surgery is a possibility for Mayo, according to reports.

The 28-year-old is in the final season of his three-year contract he signed with the Bucks in 2013.

Despite playing heavy minutes, Mayo is averaging just 7.8 points this season. However, his steals and assists numbers have improved from last campaign. 

Jerryd Bayless will likely now start at point guard for the Bucks with Tyler Ennis logging additional minutes.