Antetokounmpo sidelined by Bucks with knee sprain

Agence France-Presse
Giannis Antetokounmpo injures his left knee in a loss to the Lakers following an awkward fall

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have already secured their playoff spot before his injury. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

LOS ANGELES, USA – Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss at least two games with a mild knee sprain, the Milwaukee Bucks said on Sunday, March 8. 

In a statement posted on their website, the team said Antetokounmpo would sit out the remaining two games of the Bucks’ current road trip, with his status for a March 12 home game against Boston to be updated later in the week.

Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games after an MRI showed a minor joint capsule sprain of the left knee.

The Greek star injured his left knee on Friday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, landing awkwardly after colliding with Lakers guard Avery Bradley and falling.

Antetokounmpo stayed in the game, but subsequent examination by team doctors and an MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury.

In 57 starts for the Bucks this season Antetokounmpo has 29.6 points – third-most in the NBA – with 13.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.0 steal per game.

With a league-leading 53-9 record, the Bucks have already locked up a playoff berth. –