The Milwaukee Bucks will be nervously watching the ankle of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo after he re-injured it during the Bucks game 4 win over the Miami Heat.
The Bucks kept their post-season alive when defeating the Heat in overtime to push the series to a fifth game.
Antetokounmpo hurt his ankle in the second quarter and didn’t return to the floor as his teammates fought for their championship hopes.
The Greek Freak wanted to return to the game according to multiple reports, but was ultimately overruled.
He was unable to plant or jump off the sprain, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that the team will “see how he does over the next 24-48 hours” before determining his status for Game 5.
Antetokounmpo suffered the injury while drawing a foul on a drive early in the second quarter.
You could hear an audible scream from Antetokounmpo and stayed on the floor for a couple of minutes before being helped to the bench.
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Antetokounmpo recovered well enough to shoot his free throws, which allowed him to return, but the Bucks ruled him out for the rest of the game just after halftime.
He finished with 19 points and four rebounds in 11 minutes.