Bucks’ Khris Middleton to Return to Action on Friday

Khris Middleton of Team United States in 2021
Khris Middleton of Team United States in 2021. Photo by Pete Dovgan/Speed Media/Shutterstock (12230294cn)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is set to make his season debut on Friday night, sources have confirmed. The Bucks are looking to build on their three-game winning streak as they face the Los Angeles Lakers.

Friday’s game is set to be the first appearance that Middleton will have made in a Bucks jersey since incurring an MCL sprain in Game 2 of the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs during the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs. The Boston Celtics went on to defeat the Bucks in seven games.

To add further complications to his recovery timeline, Middleton also underwent a procedure in July to replace torn ligaments. While a significant absence from the lineup, the Bucks have nonetheless coped well without the All-Star forward as they currently sit in second place on the Eastern Conference standings with a 15-5 record.

Middleton’s return to the Bucks’ lineup will be a welcome sight, given that the player averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists en route to making his All-Star appearance one season ago.