The Milwaukee Bucks received a bit of bad news after a loss to the LA Clippers, as sensational forward Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a sprained ankle. In light of the injury, the team has listed him as doubtful for the Bucks’ Friday night tilt against the Chicago Bulls.
The Bucks have been hit hard by injuries this season, as former Rookie of the Year Award winner Malcolm Brogdon has missed significant time with a quad injury. So too has veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova, who has rehabilitating an ankle injury. Both players suffered their injuries within three days of each other.
During the matchup against the Clippers, Antetokounmpo became entangled with teammate Shabazz Muhammad–leading to the injury.
Antetokounmpo ranks fourth in the NBA with 27.3 PPG this season.
The Bucks, meanwhile, sit at eighth in the Eastern Conference, and they have a five-game lead over the ninth-seeded Detroit Pistons. If Antetokounmpo winds up missing a few games, interim head coach Joe Prunty could use reinforcements in the form of Brogdon and Dellavedova.
Both are likely to return soon, and have recently joined Milwaukee on road trips.
“It’s a good spot for them to be with us, kind of get re-acclimated with the team," Prunty said. "They’re still working hard to get themselves fully healthy, 100%, and we need them.”
Following their matchup against the rebuilding Bulls, the Bucks will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks will trek to LA for a rematch with the Clippers on March 27.
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