Bucks Get Good News on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Injury After MRI

The two-time league MVP got good news on his Achilles after leaving the game against the Celtics on Tuesday night.
Apr 9, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) grabs his
Apr 9, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) grabs his / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo left Tuesday night's win over the Boston Celtics in the third quarter with a left calf strain that left hometown Milwaukee fans fearing the worst.

However, an MRI revealed that Antetokounmpo's left Achilles' tendon was fully intact, and he will be able to return to action as soon as his calf strain heals, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, Bucks fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Antetokounmpo will be back as the franchise pursues a second NBA title in the last four seasons.

The Bucks had lost four consecutive games entering Tuesday night against the Celtics, but after the win sit at 48-31 on the season, and one game clear of the New York Knicks for the No. 2 seed with three games remaining in the regular season.


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