Giannis Antitokonmo injury update: Bucks star avoids serious knee damage, schedule unclear, report says

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Milwaukee Bucks Superstar Giannis Antikonmo left 4vs game Atlanta Hawks Tuesday evening after sustaining hyperextension of the left knee during the third quarter of the competition. The injury occurred when Antetokounmpo stepped up to block an alley attempt by Clint ChapelTwice, MVP fell hard on his left leg and injured his knee in the process.

After undergoing an additional knee imaging, Antikonmo had no structural damage to his left knee, and the ligaments are intact, According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is still not clear if he will be able to play in Game 5.

You can watch the play where the injury occurred below:

After the Bucks Game 4’s blown loss to the Hawks 110-88, Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer didn’t expand much on the injury of his star player.

“It looked like their legs were intertwined,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said after game four. “They both went down embarrassingly. That’s what I saw live. I didn’t see anything else.”

Antetokounmpo was on the court for several moments after the fall, and was eventually helped back into the Milwaukee locker room. He returned to the Bucks bench briefly during the third quarter, but was back in the locker room again a few moments later. was finally He was disqualified until the end of the match Due to hyperextension of the left knee.

Before exiting the match, Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of action. However, once he fell, Hawks quickly withdrew from the Bucks until the series reached two games each. The fifth game of the series will be held on Thursday evening.

While the Bucks can take comfort in knowing Antetokoumpo’s injury isn’t as severe as some had originally reported, his status in Game 5 is still up in the air.

We’ll see what happens with Giannis,” said Khris Middleton. “It would be great for him to play, but if he doesn’t, we still have a team that can go out and win.”

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