Bucks' Khris Middleton expected to miss 3-4 weeks with thigh injury

Milwaukee Bucks All-Star swingman Khris Middleton is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a left thigh contusion after taking a knee to it, the team announced.

Middleton was injured during Sunday's victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which Middleton finished with 10 points for the Bucks. He underwent an MRI and further examination Monday.

Middleton, 28, is averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the 7-3 Bucks, who have won four of their past five games.

He is Milwaukee's second-leading scorer, so without him, players such as Wesley Matthews, George Hill and Kyle Korver will have to contribute more on the offensive end.

Milwaukee hosts the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.