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How Long Will Giannis Antetokounmpo be on the Bench With Achilles Injury?

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The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, while Giannis Antetokounmpo missed just his third game of the year. Despite having left Achilles tendinitis for a significant portion of the season, Antetokoumpo, the standout player for the Milwaukee Bucks, was able to participate in most of their games.

This season, Giannis Antetokounmpo has only missed two games: a victory at Toronto on November 15 due to a strained right calf, and a defeat against Cleveland on January 17 due to his injury on the right shoulder. He is reportedly suffering from tendonitis in his left Achilles and was supposed to play against the LA Clippers on Monday but was left out of the pregame warm-ups.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo injured

A video of Giannis Antetokounmpo, popularly known as the “Greek Freak,” stretching his Achilles during pre-game warmups went viral on social media. Posted on Twitter early this morning by @ClutchPoints with the caption on the post: “Giannis Antetokounmpo testing out his injured achilles during warmups before Bucks-Clippers in Milwaukee. He has been ruled out for tonight’s game.”

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Giannis Antetokounmpo practised shooting before the game to test his Achilles. However, his lower body was unable to withstand the stress of taking jump shots. he was seen walking away following a shot attempt before doing some light stretching. With Antetokoumpo in pain, Milwaukee chose to elude him out of the game against Los Angeles. It is still not clear yet as to how long Antetokounmpo will remain sidelined due to his injury.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, as usual, has been exceptionally good for the Milwaukee Bucks (40-21) this season. In spite of sharing the spotlight with Damian Lillard, Gianni’s performance looks to be unaffected by having a fellow All-Star on the team. What’s even more impressive is that he had been playing while injured, and is averaging 30.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. His extravagant efforts have once again helped the Milwaukee Bucks remain one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, ranking second to the Boston Celtics.

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According to the MVP list, Nikola Jokic, the current MVP of the 2023 NBA Finals, is ranked first, followed by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in second place. The “Greek Freak” is placed third. It appears like Jokic will win MVP for the third time this year, Giannis could still win. Numerous things might still change with 21 games left in the regular season.

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