The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a minor joint capsule sprain in his left knee. Antetokounmpo will be out for the final two games of the team’s current road trip.
Giannis sustained a left leg injury Friday night. He underwent an MRI and subsequent examination. The evaluation showed a minor joint capsule sprain of the left knee.
He will not play in the remaining two games of the current road trip. https://t.co/I2PYJH0kWU
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 8, 2020
Antetokounmpo was injured during Friday night’s loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. He’ll now be out for Milwaukee’s games at Phoenix and at Denver. The Bucks said Antetokounmpo’s status for their home game against the Boston Celtics on March 12 will be updated later this week.
Milwaukee is currently atop the NBA with a record of 53-10. Antetokounmpo has missed six games previously this season, with the Bucks putting together a record of 5-1.
Over the course of the season, Antetokounmpo has averaged 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists in just under 31 minutes per game. That stat-line, along with terrific defensive play, has Antetokounmpo making a case for a second-straight MVP award. In addition, he’s a leading contender to win Defensive Player of the Year.