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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton suffers torn hamstring; will miss six months


Milwaukee Bucks guard and last year’s leading scorer Khris Middleton will undergo surgery to repair a torn hamstring suffered in a workout, the team announced Wednesday.

“We’re obviously disappointed for Khris and our team, but injuries are an unfortunate part of the game,” said General Manager John Hammond. “We’ll rely on our overall roster depth to help us while Khris is out for a significant period of the season.”

Middleton led the Bucks last season in scoring (18.2), minutes (36.1), steals (1.7) and overall three-pointers made (143). He is set to miss around six months of action, with surgery set to be performed sometime next week.

The 25-year old who was selected 39th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons joined Milwaukee in 2013 as part of the deal that sent Brandon Knight to Detroit. He has averaged 14.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, and has shot 45 percent, and 40 from behind the arc during his three seasons with the Bucks.

Middleton re-signed with the Bucks in July 2015 for $70 million over five years. The news comes just a day after fellow teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a four-year contract extension. The injury came after Giannis’ news conference Tuesday night.

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