Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe pokes fun at Khris Middleton when asked about his shin injury
Bledsoe, who was limited to playing just 17 minutes in the Bucks’ 127-114 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, left the game in the third quarter and did not return after limping off the court due to a shin injury. Asked post-game about the status of his shin, the 30-year-old guard shared this exchange with Bucks reporter Matt Velasquez.
Asked Eric Bledsoe how his shin is doing after the collision in the 3rd.
Bled: “It’s cool.”
Me: “It’s fine?”
Bled: “I’m good.”
Me: “I remember Khris telling us he was fine then missing like two weeks.”
Bled: “I know. … Khris a little baby, though.”
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) December 14, 2019
Middleton, of course, missed four games for the Bucks this season due to a thigh contusion. He was expected to be out for two to three weeks but managed to return ahead for schedule.
Eric Bledsoe, meanwhile, still managed to produce 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal before exiting Friday’s match. He is currently averaging 15.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 34.4 from three-point country. Bledsoe has been quite durable for Milwaukee since arriving in 2017, playing 71 games in his first season in Wisconsin and missing just three games last year.
Middleton and Bledsoe are the Bucks’ second and third best players and serve as a vital piece for the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led team who is looking to finally get out of the Eastern Conference this season. The two play a vital role in coach Mike Budenholzer’s system and will be dearly missed if they do miss some games.
Milwaukee’s chemistry is at an all-time high at the moment, as they hold a 17-game winning streak for an NBA-best 23-3 record (tied with Los Angeles Lakers).