Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton says he's ready to return to the floor against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night (8 ET, NBA League Pass) after missing two-plus weeks with a left thigh contusion.
"I'm gonna go tomorrow," Middleton said after Bucks shootaround on Tuesday. He has been sidelined since he suffered the injury against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 10.
Middleton's return to the floor is ahead of schedule as he was initially expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks with the injury.?
The Bucks (14-3) have dominated without Middleton for the past seven games. They're riding an 8-game winning streak?and lead the Eastern Conference standings.
Middleton was averaging 18.5 points (on a career-best 46.8 FG%), 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 10 games before the injury.