Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games after an MRI showed a minor joint capsule sprain of the left knee, the team announced Sunday.
Antetokounmpo injured the knee Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers when he bumped guard Avery Bradley to the floor and landed on top of him. His leg bent awkwardly, but he got up quickly and stayed in the game. After the game, it was reported he’d go in for an MRI.
He underwent a subsequent examination by team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin when the team got to Phoenix.
Antetokounmpo’s status for the team’s return home on Mach 12 against the Boston Celtics will be updated later in the week, the team said. The Bucks finish a back-to-back Monday in Denver.
The reigning MVP is averaging 29.6 points and 13.7 rebounds — both of which are top-4 in the league — as well as 5.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.9 minutes per game. The Bucks have already locked up a playoff berth.
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