Khris Middleton is out of the Milwaukee Bucks for at least two weeks

Khris Middleton is out of the Milwaukee Bucks for at least two weeks

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Khris Middleton for the remainder of the series against the Chicago Bulls. The defending champion’s forward suffered a sprained knee ligament in Game 2.

As the team said in a statement, the forward will miss the rest of the series against the Bulls and will also not be available at the start of the conference semifinals – should the Bucks catch up to them. The team will not reexamine Middleton for another two weeks.

The 30-year-old escaped in the fourth quarter of Game 2 and fell unhappily unopposed. Middleton tried a few more possessions, but then had to head to the locker room. The Bucks lost the game 110-114 and had to accept a series tie.

In the first two games, the All-Star averaged 14.5 points and 7 assists, and Middleton was Milwaukee’s best long-range shooter with a 40% three-point rate.

Not only do the Bucks need to be without Middleton, backup guard George Hill will also be out for a while with an abdominal muscle strain. Bobby Portis, however, who missed the second half of Game 2 with an eye injury, was no longer listed on the Bucks’ official injury report.