Khris Middleton out indefinitely, will miss rest of series vs Bulls

2022-04-22 05:03
Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
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An MRI exam Thursday confirmed a left knee MCL sprain for Khris Middleton, and the Milwaukee Bucks forward is expected to be sidelined at least through the current first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, according to multiple reports.

However, according to journalist Dario Melendez, Middleton is expected to be out 3-4 weeks, which would mean that the player would miss not only the Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs but also a possible 2nd round matchup if the Bucks advance.

Middleton was injured with 6:49 remaining in Game 2. Adding to the unsettling feeling of the injury was the Bucks' 114-110 defeat to the Bulls, as the series was evened at a game each heading into Game 3 at Chicago on Friday.

2-pointers this season

54%
27,7
Points made: 27,7
Accuracy: 54,4%
Place in standings: 17
Record max: 42
Record min: 14
Most made 2FGs: Giannis Antetokounmpo

"Obviously Khris is one of the best players on the team," Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said in the aftermath of Wednesday's defeat. "If he's not able to be with us, it going to be a tremendous loss for us."

Middleton, who averaged 20.1 points with 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the regular season, did miss 16 games in the regular season. Milwaukee went 7-9 in those games.

Milwaukee's Bobby Portis also left Game 2 with a right eye abrasion.



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