Bucks Reveal Injury Updates On Middleton & Ingles

The Milwaukee Bucks are starting training camp this week without two key members of the rotation. GM Jon Horst has provided updates on the status of both Khris Middleton and Joe Ingles.

Middleton, the team's No. 2 scorer, suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his knee in the first round of the playoffs this past spring. He's recovered from that, but he also underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist in July. That procedure is keeping him out of camp, and likely into the early part of the season.

"The wrist injury happened sometime around All-Star break," Middleton said. "I just felt it during one game and it never went away. Wasn't too painful, just something that had to be fixed at some point. In regards to this season I don't think I'll be ready for the start of the season but hopefully soon after that."

Middleton averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season and received his 3rd All-Star selection. 

Ingles To Return Likely In January

Ingles suffered a torn ACL in his right knee back in January while with the Utah Jazz, and was acquired by the Bucks as a free agent on a one-year $6.5M contract. Horst said Ingles could return as early as December but more realistically would make his Bucks’ debut in January.

Ingles has averaged 40.8% on three-pointers throughout his 8-year career. 

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