Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury: Updates on Bucks Wing's Ankle and Return

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMarch 27, 2014

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Updates from Saturday, Mar. 29

The Milwaukee Bucks announce Giannnis Antetokounmpo will be available for tonight's game:

The team initially reported he would be out for the contest:

CF Gardner of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel provides details as to why his status changed:

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The Milwaukee Bucks don't have much to celebrate due to a dismal 2013-14 NBA season. One bright spot has been the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo recently. Unfortunately, the team received even more bad news on Thursday night.

Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain during the Bucks' matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a tweet from C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

The Bucks provided an update after the game:

This comes as a huge upset for the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is one of the league's brightest young stars, and his recent on-court prowess has been phenomenal.

The 19-year-old "Greek Freak" has been tremendously fun to watch recently, and he continues to make highlight-reel plays like this one against the Los Angeles Clippers:

Antetokounmpo is a well-rounded player and shines when given the opportunity. He's averaged 7.0 points, 2.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game this season.