The Milwaukee Bucks were beaten by the Houston Rockets on Sunday, believe it or not, as they fell to that team 97-92.
Still, they were not able to overcome the 7-18 Rockets.
Khris Middleton was initially ruled out with a left ankle injury, but #Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said he wanted to check with their medical staff before offering any kind of update:
“He should be fine. It’s a couple of very minor things. Hopefully he’ll be fine.”
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) December 12, 2022
Khris Middleton, who was only playing in his 5th game of the season, was also on the court but he didn’t play for long.
Middleton participated for just 6 minutes and 29 seconds before leaving the game with an apparent sprained ankle.
This was not what fans wanted to see, as Middleton has just gotten back from another injury.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer attempted to ease the worried minds, saying, “He should be fine. It’s a couple of very minor things. Hopefully, he’ll be fine.”
The fans sure are hoping that’s true.
Middleton Mending Yet Again
In the middle of the first quarter, Middleton looked to twist his angle slightly during a defensive possession.
He checked out shortly after there and sat on the bench and then tried to play later in the second quarter.
That is when he officially checked out for there’s of the game, after playing for just another 90 seconds.
We don’t know how serious the injury to Middleton is but it didn’t look took horrible.
It really did appear to be a minor tweak, which is good news.
But every player is different and we won’t know more until the player sees his team’s doctors and they can give a solid evaluation.
Middleton suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his knee during the first round of the playoffs last season and missed the remainder of the postseason.
He had to undergo surgery in the summer to fix his wrist, as well, which caused him to miss the first 20 games of this season.