Khris Middleton will miss his 13th straight game for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday when they take on the Atlanta Hawks. It’s been an injury-riddled season thus far for the All-Star swingman, but it seems like he’s now going to be back in the lineup again sooner rather than later.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer provided a timely update on Middleton ahead of Wednesday’s game. According to the veteran shot-caller, Middleton recently went through “significant 5-on-5 work” during Tuesday’s practice. Coach Bud described Khris’ activity to a practice session with the Wisconsin Herd of the G League, where Middleton recently spent time with recovering from injury.

Unfortunately, Budenholzer was unable to provide a firm timetable on Middleton’s return. However, the fact that he’s ramped up his activity of late means that he should be back in the mix for the Bucks soon.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo will definitely like this update. He’s been without the Robin to his Batman for a majority of the season, and having Middleton back should only boost Milwaukee’s chances of once again securing a top seed in the Eastern Conference.

It is worth noting that according to a previous report, Middleton is currently considering entering free agency this summer. He has a player option on his current contract for the 2022-23 season, and it seems as though the 31-year-old is now looking at the possibility of opting out of the deal. He’s been a fixture for the Bucks for the past several years, and it would be a real shame if he ends up walking away from the team during the offseason.