The Milwaukee Bucks are facing a tough back-to-back set on Sunday and Monday. They first take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday in their second game of the season before hosting the defending Eastern Conference champs Miami Heat 24 hours later.
Miami has already released its injury report ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co., and as always, the Heat are already nursing a handful of injuries early on in the season.
Miami Heat Dealing With Injuries Ahead of Milwaukee Bucks Game
First, the good news. According to the official injury report, sharpshooter Duncan Robinson is expected to suit up against the Bucks despite dealing with a sprained left foot. Robinson has been listed as available, along with Jaime Jaquez Jr. who will be playing through a left groin strain.
Veteran big man Kevin Love is probable with a left shoulder contusion, and he could figure to be a key player on Monday against the Bucks front court. Caleb Martin (left knee tendonitis) and Josh Richardson (right heel inflammation), however, are both doubtful to play.
Forward Haywood Highsmith is out with a left knee sprain.
“Not frustrating,” Kyle Lowry said of the Heat’s early-season injury issues, via Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald. “It’s something we’ve dealt with and we take pride in next man up. It’s only three games in. Our guys will be back, they’ll be fine sooner than later, and it’s a marathon not a sprint.”
How About the Bucks?
Given that Milwaukee also plays on Sunday, the team has yet to submit its injury report for Monday’s contest. It is worth noting, however, that Khris Middleton isn’t playing on Sunday against the Hawks as the Bucks continue to manage his right knee injury.
This could be the case of the three-time All-Star sitting out the first night of a back-to-back set, but given how Middleton continues to work his way to full fitness following offseason knee surgery, it would not be a complete surprise if he ends up missing Monday’s game.
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