Last week, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his hand while playing against the Chicago Bulls in the last game before the All-Star break.
During a fall, Antetokounmpo put his right arm out to brace himself and jammed his wrist.
He was in serious pain and left the match after that.
As you can imagine, fans of the team were immediately terrified that the rest of his season – and the team’s future – was in jeopardy.
After further testing, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right wrist.
The expectation is Antetokounmpo will be able to return to the lineup once the pain subsides, per @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/8NxUSv2Nt8
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 21, 2023
On Monday, it was announced that Antetokounmpo had been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right wrist.
That’s obviously not great but the good news is that Antetokounmpo will be able to return to the lineup soon once the pain and swelling go down.
That means that this isn’t an injury that will end his season or even keep him off the court for long.
That sound you hear is a major sigh of relief from the Bucks fanbase.
Even though he was the leader of a team, Antetokounmpo only participated in the All-Star Game for a couple of moments, scoring just two points before he sat and nursed his injury.
Despite their loss of him, Team Giannis still beat Team LeBron, 184-175.
Meanwhile, the Bucks have been a force to be reckoned with lately.
They have won a league-high 12 games in a row and are now just half-a-game behind the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the East.
Before the injury of Antetokounmpo, there was a very good chance of the Bucks overtaking the Celtics and claiming the top spot.
Will they still be able to do that without Antetokounmpo?
Or will he be back shortly after a brief recovery, ready to dominate and lead his team to new heights?NEXT: NBA Insider Gives An Update On Giannis Antetokounmpo's Injury