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Matt Velazquez: Khris Middleton says he will play tomorrow. More to come.
Kane Pitman: Tomorrow will mark 16 days since the thigh contusion was sustained by Khris Middleton. His return will fall a long way short of the initial 3-4 week expected timeframe. Given there is absolutely no reason to rush him, he is obviously feeling great and this is fantastic news,
Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton sustained a left thigh contusion during last night’s 121-119 win at Oklahoma City. He underwent an MRI and subsequent examination today by team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The exam confirmed the injury as a left thigh contusion.
Middleton is expected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate.
Matt Velazquez: Per source, the expectation is that Khris Middleton will be sidelined 3-4 weeks with a left thigh contusion.
Shams Charania: Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is expected to miss several weeks with a left leg injury, but no serious damage in the leg, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Matt Velazquez: Khris Middleton has a left thigh contusion and will not return.
Matt Velazquez: Injury updates from Bud Giannis will play. Middleton will not play. Ilyasova (back soreness) joins the group of Brogdon, Mirotic, Snell, Gasol and DiVincenzo as OUT.
Matt Velazquez: Bucks didn’t plan on so many guys being out. Giannis was planned due to his right ankle sprain. Things changed when Middleton felt something wrong in his left groin during pregame warmups. Once he couldn’t go, Bud decided to sit Bledsoe, too, considering the back-to-back.
Matt Velazquez: Khris Middleton told me he sprained his right pinkie the first game of the season. He’s been playing with tape on it since but the other day it got knocked and swelled up again. He’s got his hand wrapped.
Matt Velazquez: NBA daily injury report lists Khris Middleton (right finger sprain) and Malcolm Brogdon (left hamstring soreness) as OUT for the Bucks’ game tonight. I asked Bud at shootaround if there were any injuries and he said there were bumps and bruises but stopped there.
Charles F. Gardner: Khris Middleton took 3 stitches to left forehead after freak collision – knocking of heads – with Hornets’ Marco Belinelli.
Charles F. Gardner: Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Middleton should be a go for games Monday and Wednesday.
Charles F. Gardner: Khris Middleton on air with Jim Paschke and Marques Johnson during FSW telecast. Middleton said he will return Wed. vs. Miami.
The Milwaukee Bucks are increasingly hopeful injured swingman Khris Middleton could return to the floor in early- to mid-February, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com the Bucks think Middleton, who suffered a hamstring tear just days before the season began, “has a chance” to return to the lineup during a three-game homestand next month before the All-Star break.
Jon Hamm: Khris Middleton “could be back before the All-Star Game” according to the Bucks/Rockets broadcast.
Middleton is confident he will return this season, and although no timetable has been established it’s clear he is making steady progress in his recovery from surgery for a torn left hamstring. The 25-year-old shooting guard was on the Bucks’ trip to Cleveland this week and has been supporting his teammates during games and in the locker room. And he has been doing light jogging and shooting under the watchful eye of Bucks trainers and coaches at the Cousins Center, although he is being careful to follow each step in the recovery process.
“I’m making good progress within the last couple weeks but I’ve still got a long way to go,” Middleton said before the Bucks played the Cavaliers on Wednesday. “A hamstring is definitely nothing to play with. There are chronic hamstring injuries where guys think it is fine and they go out there and try to run and pull it again. That’s something I definitely don’t want to go through.”
Several NBA officials, in conversations concerning Middleton’s injury, said they were unaware of any player, at least in recent years, who sustained a similar injury. All of them also strongly felt Middleton’s season is over, contrary to the Bucks’ contentions that he could return late this season. At the time of Middleton’s setback, Bucks officials said Middleton would be sidelined for “approximately six months.’’ If that is indeed the case, Middleton could be available for about 13 of the Bucks’ final regular-season games as well as the playoffs, if they advanced to postseason.
Middleton knows he has a lot of work in front of him to regain his old form and be fully healthy again. He concedes he has no clue when he’ll return to action, adding, “Nah, I don’t know. Not yet.’’ But Middleton, who was all smiles while on the court the other day with his teammates, is optimistic about playing this season – as Bucks officials have stated. “I think I’ll be back at some point this season,’’ Middleton said. “When? I just don’t know yet.’’
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that guard Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his ruptured left hamstring. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. David Altchek. Middleton is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months. A timeline for his return to basketball activity will be established at a later date. Middleton suffered the injury during preseason workouts on Sept. 20.
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.
Charles F. Gardner: Khris Middleton said he slipped on wet spot and went down to tear left hamstring. He said he will undergo surgery on Wednesday in New York. Khris Middleton on injury: “I just happened to slip on a wet spot. I did a split. I thought I overstretched it at first… It was tough at first.”
Zaza Pachulia: Have a speedy recovery my brother. Come back stronger @Khris22m 🙏🏻
Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton suffered a left hamstring injury in preseason workouts that will require surgery, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Middleton is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months, with surgery planned in the next week.
“We’re obviously disappointed for Khris and our team, but injuries are an unfortunate part of the game,” said Hammond. “We’ll rely on our overall roster depth to help us while Khris is out for a significant period of the season.”
Shams Charania: Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery, league sources told The Vertical. Story coming.
Chris Mannix: Bucks confirm @Shams Charania report: Khris Middleton will miss six months with a hamstring injury. Tough blow for Milwaukee.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Re: @Shams Charania report, Bucks making calls today to inquire about wing deal to compensate for Middleton loss, sources tell @The Vertical.
Charles F. Gardner: Middleton said left thigh injury was something that built up, not one incident. When he warmed up Sunday, said it didn’t feel right. Middleton: “If I feel I can go out there and play, I definitely will, but right now I just don’t feel I can play.” Bucks at Boston on Fri.
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Shams Charania: Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium .
Guard Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Houston Rockets after his franchise debut, presenting quite a contrast to James Harden’s final comments as a member of the franchise. “I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I’m looking forward to being a part of those special days,” Oladipo said after his 32-point, nine-assist performance in a 125-120 road loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Alykhan Bijani: Victor Oladipo on Stephen Silas: “He just has a great personality and spirit to him. I’m looking forward to playing for him. We can do something very special here, we just gotta continue to buy into it. The sky is the limit if we continue to do that.” #Rockets
JB Bickerstaff: Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Kevin Porter Jr. wasn’t at practice today and added, “We all want to see Kevin be successful, and I still feel that way. Whatever it is that happens in the future for him, I hope nothing but the best for him.”
“In all honesty, I would say I would do it, I’m not going to lie,” Allen said. “If you look at what happened with the Lakers, they did the same thing. They went and got their ring. If I take myself out of it, I would’ve loved to stay in Brooklyn, but I understand that in an opportunity like that, you have to go do it.”