Shams Charania: The left MCL injury of Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is a Grade 2 sprain and he is expected to miss the entire second-round series vs. Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The recovery of Grade 2 MCL places a potential Conference Finals in jeopardy for him as well.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Beating the Bucks is still a huge task, because they are that good. But…boy did the Celtics ever catch a break here. Middleton has been a Celtics-killer ever since he came into prominence with Milwaukee.
It’s up to Boston to play well enough to take advantage of his absence. – 8:36 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The left MCL injury of Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is a Grade 2 sprain and he is expected to miss the entire second-round series vs. Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The recovery of Grade 2 MCL places a potential Conference Finals in jeopardy for him as well. – 8:24 AM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says that with the #Celtics series starting early, they will be without Khris Middleton for Game 1.
But that break between Games 2 and 3 could be big for the all-star. – 10:15 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
We know Khris Middleton will miss some of the Bucks-Celtics second round series. @Adrian Wojnarowski indicated tonight that his absence could extend longer than that masslive.com/celtics/2022/0… – 8:23 PM
More on this storyline
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton could miss the entire potential second-round series as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL. Middleton suffered the injury on April 20 and although he initially was supposed to be reevaluated in 1-2 weeks, Wojnarowski says the team anticipates him missing even more time. “There’s not a sense that he’s going to get reevaluated at two weeks and then all of a sudden be back at practice and be ready to play,” Wojnarowski said Wednesday on NBA Today. “That’s a benchmark in this process. But the Bucks certainly, they’re on the cusp of getting by the Bulls here. They may have to get through another series, a conference semifinal, before they may have the opportunity to get Khris Middleton back in this season.” -via NBC Sports / April 28, 2022
Eric Nehm: Bucks injury report for Game 5 tonight: Questionable: George Hill (abdominal strain) OUT: Khris Middleton (left MCL sprain) -via Twitter @eric_nehm / April 27, 2022
Jamal Collier: Khris Middleton (knee) spoke at shootaround this morning. He was hopeful he would be ready to play after two weeks: “I hope so. They say two weeks, hopefully I’ll be ready or close to getting back on the court around then.” -via Twitter @JamalCollier / April 22, 2022