Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly averted main harm to wrist

Milwaukee Bucks celebrity Giannis Antetokounmpo did not undergo critical harm to his injured proper wrist, The Athletic reported Monday.

Antetokoumpo reportedly had his wrist examined in New York on Monday, which confirmed that he will not must miss a serious period of time however might nonetheless miss some video games.

ESPN first reported that Antetokounmpo was going to New York, and it was later confirmed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Antetokounmpo injured his wrist Thursday night time in Chicago after making an attempt to dam a shot. He exited after solely 9 minutes and didn’t return. He had X-rays and Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned on the time they got here again clear.

But there evidently has not been a lot enchancment within the wrist since. Antetokounmpo didn’t be a part of his brothers as deliberate for the All-Star Skills Challenge on Saturday night time in Utah — he was stuffed in for there by Bucks teammate and fellow All-Star Jrue Holiday.

And he performed solely 20 seconds in his group’s victory over Team LeBron within the All-Star Game on Sunday night time, getting a dunk on the primary possession, then taking a foul and heading to the bench to principally develop into a coach for the remainder of the night time.

“Taking it day by day, try to get healthy,” Antetokounmpo mentioned after the sport. “You know, obviously I had the incident three days ago. I don’t think it’s smart in any way to, you know, play a lot of minutes in the All-Star Game. At the end of the day, obviously, you want to participate, you want to run up and down, joke around, have some dunks, create some work. But at the end of the day, I feel you also have to be mature.”

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He didn’t give any trace that the wrist subject is extra critical than a sprain.

“Hopefully, I can, you know, be available for my team when they need me,” Antetokounmpo mentioned.

Milwaukee has the NBA’s second-best document popping out of the All-Star break at 41-17, a half-game behind Boston within the Eastern Conference.

Antetokounmpo is third within the NBA in scoring at 31.8 factors per recreation, behind solely Dallas’ Luka Dončić (33.3) and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (33.1).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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