Middleton, arguably the Bucks’ best all-around player last season, had torn his left hamstring. At the team’s annual Media Day on Monday, Middleton revealed how severely he tore the hamstring. “It tore completely off the bone,’’ Middleton said. Middleton is expected to have surgery Wednesday in New York. It will be performed by Dr. David Altchek, the same surgeon who performed successful knee surgery on Bucks forward Jabari Parker on Jan. 5, 2015.
Having surgery for a torn hamstring is rare. Several NBA officials said they didn’t know of any other NBA player who needed surgery for such an injury. In their estimation, Middleton is unlikely to play at all this season — and not return to action in March as the Bucks are speculating.
Dan Le Batard on the Chris Bosh situation: “(Chris Bosh) wasn’t fighting this recent report of him failing the physical, but he was absolutely distrustful of everything the Heat doctors were telling him. I don’t know what’s happening with him in terms of whether it’s bulletproof or delusion but at every point he was not trusting what it is that the doctors were telling him and he got his own people involved to double-check everything that the doctors were telling him.”