MILWAUKEE -- Just one day after superstar-in-waiting Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a massive $100 million extension, the Milwaukee Bucks have lost a key piece of their starting roster to injury, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Yahoo's Shams Charania broke the news Wednesday evening that starting guard Khris Middleton tore his hamstring, and would need surgery to address the injury.
Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery, league sources told The Vertical. Story coming.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2016
Middleton has been an important cog in Milwaukee's offense over the last couple of seasons, posting career highs in both minutes and points per game last year.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowksi reported on Twitter Wednesday evening the Bucks are already looking for a replacement for Middleton:
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) September 21, 2016