REPORT: Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffers Ankle Injury At Eurobasket

REPORT: Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffers Ankle Injury At Eurobasket

Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly suffered an ankle injury on Wednesday while playing for the Greek national team at Eurobasket, according to multiple reports.

Antetokounmpo suffered the injury while Greece was playing Estonia. Antetokounmpo didn’t return after tweaking his ankle, per multiple reports. The Greek Freak had his right knee wrapped in ice afterward as well. Antetokounmpo sat out Greece’s contest against Great Britain due to a right knee issue but did play against Ukraine on Tuesday. Coach Dimitris Itoudis said the Finals MVP sitting out was “nothing major.”

The back-to-back MVP has experienced knee and back soreness during Eurobasket, but an MRI in August came back clean.

Before Antetokounmpo sat out, he was on pace for a 50-piece against Estonia. Greece eventually beat Estonia in dominant fashion, 90-69.

Last season, the six-time All-Star averaged a career-high 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game on 55.3 percent shooting from the field. Antetkounmpo is a two-time MVP, DPOY, and a Finals MVP after leading Milwaukee to a championship in 2021.

Antetokounmpo and Greece were scheduled to play on Sunday in the Round of 16 after going 5-0 in group play.

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