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Bucks’ Khris Middleton Suffers MCL Sprain During Game 2 Loss

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The Milwaukee Bucks suffered two losses on Wednesday; losing Game 2 to the Chicago Bulls 114-110 to even the series, and losing forward Khris Middleton during the fourth quarter to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

According to ESPN’s Jamal Collier, Middleton is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday, which will determine the severity of the injury and also provide more clarity for his timetable to return to the court.

Middleton was injured when he slipped while driving to the hoop midway through the fourth quarter, completing a pass to Bucks big man Brook Lopez as he fell to the court. Middleton attempted to stretch and flex his leg while on the sidelines, but eventually headed to the locker room.

Middleton finished with 18 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in Game 2.

“You expect him to get up and walk it off and get back to the game, but you see that he was limping and limping and limping and you’re thinking like, ‘Oh, I hope it’s not bad, I hope it’s not bad,'” Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo said of Middleton.  “We need this guy. When he asks for a sub, you know that it’s bothering him because he doesn’t leave the game.”

“We have a job to do here,” he continued. “Obviously Khris is one of the best players on the team, if he’s not able to be with us, it’s going to be a tremendous loss for us.”

Milwaukee will look to take back the series lead in Game 2 in Chicago.

 

 

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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