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Apr 10, 2024 10:20 am

Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo avoids Achilles injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tests show that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s left Achilles tendon is fully intact, ESPN reported Wednesday morning.

The two-time MVP exited Tuesday night’s 104-91 home victory against the Boston Celtics with a strained left calf. When he is ready to play is dependent upon how quickly that injury heals.

The Bucks (48-31) have three games remaining in the regular season, starting with Wednesday night’s home finale against the Orlando Magic. Milwaukee entered Wednesday’s action as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, just one game ahead of the New York Knicks and two clear of the Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Antetokounmpo, 29, sustained the non-contact injury in the third quarter. After inbounding the ball after a made basket, he took a few steps before falling to the floor untouched. He grabbed at his lower left leg and was helped off the floor by medical staff.

Antetokounmpo never returned and was officially ruled out in the fourth quarter. Milwaukee diagnosed him with a left soleus strain. The soleus is a muscle in the rear of the calf.

Prior to exiting, Antetokounmpo had 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 29 minutes. In 73 games (all starts) this season, the eight-time All-Star has averaged 30.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

–Field Level Media

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