The Milwaukee Bucks will now be relying even more on reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Fellow star Khris Middleton exited Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder midway through the third quarter.
What was initially called a thigh contusion has now been reported to be a left leg injury. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Middleton will miss several weeks of action.
To say this is a major blow for the 7-3 Bucks would be an understatement. Middleton, 28, has morphed into one of the better two-way wings in the game.
An All-Star performer in 2018-19, the former second-round pick is averaging 18.5 points and 5.7 rebounds on 47% shooting from the field this season, including a 39% mark from distance.