The Milwaukee Bucks suffered a tough defeat in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls. But the overarching storyline is the injury status of All-Star Khris Middleton.

The Bucks swingman exited the game with 6:49 left to play and did not return. According to a report from NBA insider Shams Charania, Khris Middleton sprained his MCL on his left knee.

Bucks forward Khris Middleton has a sprained MCL in his left knee, coach Mike Budenholzer says.

Middleton was seen gingerly heading to the locker room before the game ended. He was visibly seen clutching at his left knee which sparked fears that the injury was more than minor.

It would be a massive blow to the Bucks' repeat hopes if Khris Middleton were to miss extended time throughout this postseason run.

Before leaving the game, Khris Middleton still managed to play nearly 33 minutes for the Bucks, tallying 18 points, five rebounds, and eight assists on the night.

The silver lining is that the initial diagnosis shows only a sprain, which means there's a good chance that he's not going to be out for the remainder of the playoffs if the Bucks are able to extend their run.

We'll have more on this story as updates emerge.