Milwaukee Bucks superstar and back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo lasted less than a minute in the team's game against the Houston Rockets, turning his right ankle on a drive to the basket.
Guarded by Rockets big man Kelly Olynyk, Antetokounmpo planted his right foot and appeared to step on Olynyk's foot, slightly turning the ankle.
Fouled on the play, Antetokounmpo would knock down one of two free throws before limping to the bench.
Injury update on Giannis: pic.twitter.com/4smGMigU12- Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) April 30, 2021
The team reported soon after that he would take no further part in the game. Antetokounmpo was listed on the injury report pregame with a right ankle sprain that was sustained in the previous game against the Charlotte Hornets, head coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed.
Antetokounmpo came into the night averaging 28.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists on the season, once again placing him in the MVP conversation.
The Bucks are currently third in the Eastern Conference and sit 3.5 games back of the Brooklyn Nets in first with 10 games to play after the game against Houston.
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