There’s a bit of concern in Milwaukee regarding Giannis Antetokounmpo and a potential knee injury. The 2019 MVP may miss the Bucks’ Sunday contest as a result.
Giannis had an awkward landing during Milwaukee’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. He proceeded to play for the rest of the contest, but there were moments he was heavily favoring the tweaked leg. He was also seen limping to the locker room following the game.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced on Saturday afternoon Giannis is undergoing a precautionary MRI on his left knee to ensure there’s no damage. Milwaukee is clearly doing its due diligence to protect its star player.
As a result, it’s unclear if Giannis will play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-11 All-Star is currently listed as “doubtful” on Milwaukee’s injury report for Sunday’s contest Bucks beat writer Matt Velazquez.
Giannis is officially doubtful for tomorrow's game in Phoenix with left knee soreness.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) March 8, 2020
Of course, this is no reason to believe Giannis Antetokounmpo has any serious injury. The Bucks could simply be trying to ensure their star player’s healthy with the playoffs right around the corner.
The Bucks are in good shape with a 53-10 record, good for first in the Eastern Conference standings.
Bucks-Suns tips off at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.