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."
Source: Justin Leger @ NBC Sports
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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
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 7 early points: A one-legged running baseline middy and a spot-up 3, plus two free throws. A welcome sign for Nets fans and sports bettors taking Durant's scoring over alike. - 7:16 PM
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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
Chris Mannix: Bucks confirm Khris Middleton has a sprained MCL in his left knee. Next status update will come in two weeks, per team. -via Twitter @SIChrisMannix / April 21, 2022