Khris Middleton is, perhaps, one of the most polarizing athletes in all of Wisconsin sports. Even when he was healthy, the three-time All-Star of the Milwaukee Bucks drew criticism from fans for his contract and, sometimes, inconsistent play. For some reason, there is a vocal portion of fans who forget how vital Middleton was to the Bucks’ championship run. In the two games Giannis missed in the Eastern Conference Finals, it was Middleton who put the team on his back offensively. Indeed, the Bucks would not have made it to the Finals, let alone won it, without him.
Unfortunately, Middleton has only been able to play in seven games this season. He missed the first 20 games from the season as he recovered from offseason wrist surgery before playing in his first game. Then, Middleton suffered another knee injury that has kept him out for the last few weeks. As frustrating as his absence may be to fans, no one is more frustrated by it than Khris Middleton himself.
Khris Middleton Has Sobering Words Regarding His Injury
In a recent interview with Eric Nehm of The Athletic, Middleton had the following to say about his injury and the rehab process:
“Rehab is tougher than actually playing games. More hours in the gym, harder stuff. Games are fun. You’re in and out. I won’t say easier, but games are supposed to be easier than practices and stuff like that, so I’m ready to put this s— behind me and move on to the fun stuff. It’s been frustrating for the last six, seven months however long it’s been since I’ve been out. The comeback was short-lived. So, I’m definitely excited to get back out there with my guys. I know I don’t make it look like I’m excited, but I’m ready to get back out there, that’s all I can say, man. Everybody knows that, all the guys know.”
As of right now, Khris Middleton is expected to miss tonight’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors.