The Milwaukee Bucks announced Wednesday that guard Khris Middleton will be out for at least six months after tearing his hamstring. Middleton will need surgery to repair it.
“We’re obviously disappointed for Khris and our team, but injuries are an unfortunate part of the game,” GM John Hammond said in a press release. “We’ll rely on our overall roster depth to help us while Khris is out for a significant period of the season.”
Middleton is one of the fairly underrated players in the league because he plays in Milwaukee — far away from the shores of the Bay Area and the bright lights of New York City.
The 25-year-old averaged 18.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 79 games last season for the Bucks. He’s a key piece to a potential Bucks playoff run this season, which now seems even tougher to imagine.