Giannis Antetokounmpo's Calf Injury Gives Bucks 'High' Concern, Doc Rivers States

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is helped off the court after suffering an apparent calf injury.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is helped off the court after suffering an apparent calf injury. / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Giannis Antetokounmpo exited the Milwaukee Bucks' 104–91 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at Fiserv Forum in the third quarter due to a left calf injury.

After the game, Bucks coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Antetokounmpo will get an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. He also was asked about what the team's concern level is with Antetokounmpo's calf.

"That's a good question. High," Rivers said after the game, via ESPN's Jamal Collier. "But he's Giannis. I think everyone probably feels the same way as I do right now. We're just going hope for the best."

Antetokounmpo suffered the calf strain shortly after inbounding the basketball to teammate Damian Lillard in the third quarter. Antetokounmpo took three strides and went down with a non-contact injury. He was helped off the court and limped into the Bucks' locker room.

It is unclear how much time Antetokounmpo will miss with the calf injury.

Antetokounmpo has suited up for 73 of the Bucks' 80 contests this year, which is the most regular-season games he has played since winning his first career NBA MVP award in 2018–19.

The Bucks, who sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 48–31 record, will wrap up the regular season with matchups against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday and Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.


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