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Ersan Ilyasova
Bucks' Ilyasova feeling better after surgery on broken nose

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Ersan Ilyasova was back at the Cousins Center on Friday. The Bucks power forward was back with his teammates though not practicing yet for the first time since suffering a nasal fracture in a Dec. 2 game at Cleveland. But Ilyasova said he was feeling much better after undergoing surgery on his nose on Monday. He is scheduled to have a small cast on the nose removed on Monday. Ilyasova will not go with the Bucks on their four-game western trip next week but is encouraged that he can return fairly soon, after being fitted for a mask he will wear to protect his nose. "I've broken my nose several times in the past eight years, and so far this is one of the worst...

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