Rest of ArticleMason has been with the Bucks for 181 games since being obtained from Seattle in a 2003 trade, and he has been unable to play just twice. Mason had to sit out Milwaukee's loss to Golden State on Wednesday at the Bradley Center because of a variety of injuries. The only other game he missed with the Bucks was on Feb. 1 against Minnesota, when he had the flu.
Mason's inability to play against the Warriors on Wednesday, when viewed in light of his track record, indicates just how badly he is banged up. He has had ligament damage in fingers of both hands since well before the all-star break. He suffered an abdominal strain March 12 in a game at New Orleans. He has a hip pointer suffered last week in Oakland, and hurt his lower leg Monday against Indiana when teammate Zaza Pachulia fell against him.
But let's let Mason provide the play-by-play.
"I got a hip pointer in the Golden State game," Mason said. "Plus, my fingers. I have my abs over here going on. (Against Indiana) when Zaza fell backwards, his elbow hit me in the shin."
Mason knows injuries can accumulate toward the end of a season but admits that he has never spent this much time in the training room.