Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with a wrist injury
The Milwaukee Bucks will begin the second half of the season notably short-handed, with star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined.
ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that Antetokounmpo is dealing with a sprained ligament in his right wrist that will undergo more treatment. The two-time league MVP is expected to return to the floor once he’s no longer feeling pain in his wrist.
He suffered the injury during last Thursday’s win over the Chicago Bulls after landing awkwardly on his right wrist. He exited the game after it occurred.
Antetokounmpo participated in the first few minutes of the 2023 All-Star game. However he immediately got subbed out after making his field goal of the game on an uncontested dunk. The Bucks will move forward with caution as the star forward will be the key factor in the team’s push toward an NBA title.
Milwaukee is currently on a 12-game winning streak that has put them in the second spot in the Eastern Conference standings, only a half-game back of the Boston Celtics. The Bucks will look to have a collective effort led by Jrue Holiday to fill the massive void.
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The Bucks are already dealing with a short-handed lineup with Khris Middleton working his way back into form. Middleton is dealing with soreness in his right knee.
He missed two of the last three games ahead of the All-Star break. Despite that, Middleton has made some progress as he went through a full practice which should put him on track to play on Friday night against the Miami Heat.