The Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to make it six straight wins on Thursday when they host the Orlando Magic at the Fiserv Forum. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, they may need to take on the Magic without the services of Giannis Antetokounmpo. This is after the former back-to-back MVP was initially listed as questionable to play due to a foot injury.
With the game tipping off in a couple of hours, the fans want to know: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight vs. the Magic?
Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo In Danger of Missing Magic Game
Antetokounmpo has officially been diagnosed with a right midfoot sprain, which is an injury that he may have suffered during Tuesday’s win over the San Antonio Spurs. Giannis looked fine in that game, though, logging yet another triple-double to help lead his team to victory.
The good news for Bucks fans is that the team has upgraded their superstar’s status to probable on the latest iteration of the official injury report. There is still no guarantee that Antetokounmpo will be able to suit up, but a “probable” tag is certainly more encouraging than a “questionable” one.
UPDATE: Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin has now confirmed that Giannis will be available for Tuesday’s bout:
Per Bucks coach Adrian Griffin, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be available tonight. https://t.co/jjnZdPJPhK
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 21, 2023
Jae Crowder Still Out
The only other significant name on the injury report for Milwaukee is Jae Crowder. The veteran swingman underwent surgery on his left adductor in late November and was given a two-month timetable to return.
There have been no reports indicating any setback from Crowder, which likely means that he should still be in line to return to the lineup sometime in January.
However, going back to the question of: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight vs. the Magic? The answer is yes.
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