Giannis Antetokounmpo sprains ankle, leaves Bucks game not to return
Haven’t the injury gods brought enough of their wrath down on the Bucks recently?
On the same day it was announced rookie sensation Jabari Parker was lost for the season with a torn ACL, this happened.
Everyone’s favorite Greek hooper Giannis Antetokounmpo (with all due respect to Kostas Papanikolaou) left the game with a sprained ankle, he did not come out to start the second half and the team announced he would not return.
It looks nasty, the non-contact injuries are often the worst. That said he left the court under his own power.
The Bucks likely will X-ray after the game and do an MRI on Thursday, that’s when we’ll find out just how serious — or hopefully not serious — this is.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.2 points a game on an above average .549 true shooting percentage. The Greek Freak has made a leap forward this season in almost every area of his game. He is one of the few must-watch players in the league, hopefully he will not miss much time.
UPDATE: After the game coach Jason Kidd said that Antetokounmpo had re-taped his ankle and might have been able to try and play on it but they decided to be cautious with the young star. Antetokounmpo himself sounded like he might miss a little time but not a ton.