Jamal CollierESPNRead for 1 minute
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a right knee injury and retired with 1:13 left in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the Miami Heat.
The Bucks announced early in the second quarter that he would not return to the game.
Antetokounmpo was injured when he hit a Heat player on the knees, the team said. After working on the post, Antetokounmpo passed the ball and started moving quickly towards the bench. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer called a rare possession timeout with six seconds left on the shot clock to replace an impeded Antetokounmpo, who went straight to the locker room.
Following the Bucks’ 128-99 win, Budenholzer had no further update on Antetokounmpo’s condition.
“The basic update I got was that he fell to his knees and couldn’t turn back,” Budenholzer said. “So we’ll see how he feels tomorrow and evaluate him, take him day by day.”
Antetokounmpo was listed on the injury report earlier Friday with a right wrist injury sustained in the Bucks’ final game before the All-Star break. He was upgraded from questionable to questionable to active for Friday night’s game.
He played six minutes on Friday and had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Antetokounmpo missed time earlier this season with a left knee injury.