Milwaukee Bucks Khris Middleton will be unavailable for the start of the 2022-23 season after undergoing surgery on his left hand over the summer. During the Bucs’ media day session with The Associated Press, Middleton said he was playing through a wrist injury that occurred before he had offseason surgery last season.
“After the All-Star break, I just felt like I was in one game, and I didn’t miss anything,” Middleton said of the injury. “It wasn’t too painful, just something that needed to be fixed.”
Middleton has been working through an MCL injury suffered in the postseason that kept him out of Milwaukee’s second-round series against Boston. It’s important to note that Middleton has a player option worth more than forty million through the 2023-2024 season. Jump like he’ll be a free agent next summer.
Middleton discussed his contract situation over the weekend, confirming that he wants to stay in Milwaukee but is ready to play no matter what.
“Even though I know you don’t really have to say for all the reasons that are out there, I think everybody knows that I want to stay,” Middleton said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. But also, you know, it’s business. Things change; Things happen. You never know. I definitely want to stay. If all is well.
It will be interesting to see Middleton return to Milwaukee’s starting rotation at some point this season and see what the future holds with his contract. All in all, this season looks like it could be a big one that will determine his and Milwaukee’s future.