NEW YORK (Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks forward Drew Gooden is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks while he undergoes treatment for plantar fasciitis in his left foot, the NBA team said.

Gooden, a nine-year NBA veteran, has missed 21 games this season, including the past six, with the problem.

He is averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 25 games, starting 15 of them.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)