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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Injury: Latest Updates on Return

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The Milwaukee Bucks have managed to maintain their winning streak even without their star player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. After snapping their impressive 16-game winning streak, the Bucks have now secured three consecutive victories, two of which came without Antetokounmpo, who has been sidelined with various injuries recently.

Despite his absence, the Bucks have managed to keep up their impressive form, proving that they are not a one-man team. However, fans are eagerly waiting for Antetokounmpo’s return and wondering when he will be back on the court.

The extent of Antetokounmpo’s injuries remains unclear, but reports suggest that he has been dealing with three different injuries. The team is taking a cautious approach and is not rushing him back until he is fully recovered.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

There is no official word yet on when Antetokounmpo will return to the court, but updates on his condition are expected in the coming days. The Bucks will undoubtedly be hoping that their star player can return to full fitness soon, as they look to build on their impressive start to the season and make a strong run for the playoffs.

What is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury?

According to Eric Nehm of The Athletic, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been listed on the Milwaukee Bucks’ injury report with three different designations, namely right hand soreness, right knee soreness, and non-COVID illness. He missed the recent victory against Brooklyn due to right hand soreness. Antetokounmpo’s last game was against Washington on March 5, and he was initially listed as probable for the game against the Nets on March 9.

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However, he was eventually ruled out after being downgraded from probable to out. The Bucks have not revealed a timeline for his return, but his health and recovery remain a top priority for the team.

How long will Giannis Antetokounmpo be out?

The Milwaukee Bucks are set to face the Golden State Warriors on March 11, and as per the injury report released on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET, Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable due to right hand soreness. The Bucks’ star player has played in 52 of the team’s 66 games this season, averaging a career-high 31.2 points, 11.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 steals.

The Bucks have a record of 39-13 with Antetokounmpo and 9-5 without him. The team currently boasts the best record in the NBA at 49-18 and is 2.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics, who are in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bucks will be hoping to maintain their winning form and secure another victory against the Warriors.

Giannis Antetokounmpo career stats, highlights

  • 22.5 points per game
  • 9.6 rebounds per game
  • 4.7 assists per game
  • 1.3 blocks per game
  • 1.1 steals per game
  • 3.0 turnovers per game
  • 32.5 minutes per game
  • 53.5 percent field goal shooting
  • 28.8 percent 3-point shooting
  • 71.0 percent free throw shooting

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