Less than two weeks after making his season debut, Khris Middleton has run into another injury setback.
In just his fifth game of the season, Middleton was limited to six minutes of playing time due to an apparent ankle injury. Middleton had already missed each of the Bucks’ first 20 games while rehabbing from offseason wrist surgery.
How long will Milwaukee be without its star forward this time? Here is what we know about Middleton’s most recent injury.
What is Khris Middleton’s injury?
Middleton left the Bucks’ loss to the Rockets on Dec. 11 with what was ruled as a sprained left ankle.
Middleton saw five minutes of playing time in the first quarter before exiting the game for the locker room. He was back on the floor for the beginning of the second quarter before being subbed out with 10:27 remaining in the second quarter. The Bucks would then rule him out for the game.
Khris Middleton is OUT for the remainder of the game with a left ankle sprain.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 12, 2022
After the game, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer declined to offer an update on Middleton before checking with the medical team, alluding to the fact that it could be something other than the ankle.
“He should be fine,” Budenholzer said, per Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “It’s a couple of very minor things. Hopefully, he’ll be fine.”
Since returning from injury, Middleton is averaging 11.0 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds but is shooting just 34.6 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from 3-point range.
How long will Khris Middleton be out?
No timeline for Middleton’s injury has been disclosed as the specific injury and severity have yet to be determined. Check back for more updates regarding the developing situation around Middleton’s status moving forward.
After losing to the Rockets, the Bucks face a road-heavy stretch, with six of their next eight games coming away from home.
Here is Milwaukee’s schedule between now and its Christmas Day visit to Boston:
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Dec. 13||vs. Warriors||7:30 p.m.||TNT|
|Dec. 15||at Grizzlies||8 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Dec. 17||vs. Jazz||8 p.m.||—|
|Dec. 19||at Pelicans||8 p.m.||—|
|Dec. 21||at Cavaliers||7 p.m.||—|
|Dec. 23||at Nets||7:30 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Dec. 25||at Celtics||5 p.m.||ABC, ESPN|
Khris Middleton career stats, highlights
- 17.1 points per game
- 4.8 rebounds per game
- 3.8 assists per game
- 1.2 steals per game
- 31.7 minutes per game
- 45.8 percent field goal shooting
- 39.1 percent 3-point field goal shooting