Bucks News: Milwaukee Gets Optimistic Update on Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury

Milwaukee Bucks get amazing injury update on Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee Bucks get amazing injury update on Giannis Antetokounmpo. / Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks suffered a tough loss in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. But the loss wasn't Milwaukee's biggest concern. Two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo went down with a knee injury, and early reports suggested that it might've been a serous ACL issue.

Thankfully, the injury might not be as bad as it appeared. There is apparently no structural damage to the star's knee, though there's currently no clear-cut timetable for his return.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Update

Bucks fans have to be happy with this news. Nine times out of 10, when reports emerge that the team fears an ACL injury, it usually turns out to be true.

There's still no word on whether or not he'll be able to return to action this postseason, though.

Milwaukee's superstar is averaging 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in the NBA Playoffs. It's hard to see the Bucks advancing past the Hawks if Giannis is sidelined, so hopefully he can get back on the floor soon.

Even with his status still up in the air, Milwaukee owns the second-best odds to win the NBA Finals (+350), according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Bucks are also a -132 favorite to advance past the Hawks (+112) in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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