Mar. 24 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Bird, who's dealing with inflammation in his right foot, will have surgery Tuesday to remove a small bone spur from the outside of his right ankle. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks. Analysis: It's not the first time Bird has dealt with an injury to his right leg, as a lingering ankle issue that required surgery limited him to only 48 regular-season games a year ago. The 25-year-old was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's split-squad game against Atlanta and later underwent CT and MRI exams. Tyler Austin and Neil Walker are the leading candidates to fill in.