Official: Khris Middleton's Status For Season Opener

Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton will not play in their season opener versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. In fact, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Middleton is expected to sit out the first few weeks of the 2022-23 season due to a wrist injury.

The 6-foot-7 guard underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. There is no definite timetable for his return as he continues to make his rehab.

Middleton missed the majority of Milwaukee's 2022 playoff run and his presence was sorely missed as the Bucks failed to defend their NBA title and fell to the eventual Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics in the conference semi-finals.

Middleton made his third All-Star appearance last season and tallied averages of 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in 66 games.

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