The former MVP was ruled out for Game 3 of the Bucks' first-round series Saturday with a back contusion.
Antetokounmpo sustained the injury in the Bucks' Game 1 loss Sunday when he fell hard on his back in the first quarter. He returned to the game shortly after, but left for good in the second quarter and missed all of the Bucks' runaway Game 2 win.
Giannis with a scary fall 😳
Fortunately, he's ok 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QaShNkKoUi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 16, 2023
Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer indicated Antetokounmpo was making progress before the game Saturday, according to The Athletic's Eric Nehm:
"I think we'll continue to monitor him through the day tomorrow, through the day the next day. These things, I don't think it's always just this linear thing and he's not in a place that he can go. So, we'll just continue to monitor him, work with him and hope for the best."