Giannis Antetokounmpo with no structural damage to his left knee, status uncertain for Game 5 between Bucks and Hawks, sources say


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Giannis Antetokounmpo with no structural damage to his left knee, status uncertain for Game 5 between Bucks and Hawks, sources say

There is no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s left knee after his uncomfortable fall during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Wednesday.

Antetokounmpo’s knee ligaments are in good shape, but it is unclear when he will return to play, sources told ESPN.

Antetokounmpo exited Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Atlanta Hawks with just over seven minutes to play in the third quarter. He jumped to contest an alley-oop from John Collins to Clint Capela, and Antetokounmpo landed awkwardly on his left leg, knee bent.

Antetokounmpo immediately fell to the ground and stayed on the ground for several minutes, with Bucks and Hawks players and coaches surrounding him, before sitting down. The two-time MVP was helped up by his brother and teammate Thanasis and cautiously walked off the court with their help. Television monitors showed Antetokounmpo walking back to the locker room unaided, but he had a significant limp.

Atlanta held a 10-point lead at the time of injury and won Game 4 110-88 to tie the series at 2-2. Game 5 is Thursday night in Milwaukee.


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