Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
He rolled his ankle when he stepped on Austin Rivers’ foot while trailing a layup before limping off the court on his own.
Here’s where it happened. Hopefully they’ll tape it and he’ll be good.
Also, notice that despite being frustrated and in pain, he takes the time to high five all three fans. He’s the best. pic.twitter.com/uxy5ls3czM
— Brew Hoop (@brewhoop) March 22, 2018
The Bucks later announced the nature of his injury and that he wouldn’t return to the game.
Giannis suffered a right ankle sprain in the 2nd Qtr. He will not return tonight. pic.twitter.com/9zx3DlZngn
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 22, 2018
The Bucks are currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, but hold a comfortable lead over the ninth-place Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot. Any extended absence from Antetokounmpo would be obvious reason for concern, though.