Giannis Antetokounmpo left Thursday Night’s game vs the Chicago Bulls in the second quarter. It was the Milwaukee Bucks’ final game before the All-Star break, star Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his hand and wrist when attempting to block a layup from Chicago Bulls Guard Coby White. Scheduled to captain one of the All-Star teams during this weekend’s festivities, Antetokounmpo immediately received medical attention and exited the game to the locker room to undergo further treatment. After the game, Mike Budenholzer gave an update for the Bucks’ franchise player.
Mike Budenholzer Gives Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Update
Per Eric Nehm of The Athletic:
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s right wrist sprain: “I think the initial reports were hopeful. The x-ray was clean. And he’s got a sprain. I think we’ll see how he feels tomorrow, see how he feels the next few days, and continue to evaluate it.”
Antetokounmpo scored two points, snagged seven rebounds, and recorded three assists in just nine minutes in the first quarter. One of those assists was to Jevon Carter which made him the all-time leader in assists in Bucks history. Surely the Bucks will take the safe route with this injury, given that Giannis is their franchise player.
The Milwaukee Bucks had no issues taking care of business on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, cruising to a 112-100 victory at United Center to extend their winning streak to 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks won’t play again until February 24th when they take on the Miami Heat at home. As previously mentioned, Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to captain one of the All-Star teams during the All-Star break. Budenholzer said his status for that game is currently unknown.
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