Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured in the first minutes of the third period against Estonia as the Greek Freak suffered a slight sprain. It will be monitored by the medical team ahead of the Final 16 knockout match against the Czech Republic.
Nevertheless, he managed to score 25 points on 8/9 2-pointers, 1/1 3-pointers, 6/7 shots, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal for Greece who went 5/5 in Group C.
From Milan and with his message on social media, he gave the slogan in view of Greece's progression: "Thank you Milan!! Next stop, Berlin."
The Bucks' Greek superstar finished the first phase of EuroBasket 2022 with 29.5 points, 9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in four appearances (he did not play in the match against Great Britain).
Thank you Milan!! Next stop, Berlin. 🔜💪🏾💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/BY98QM1P9m
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) September 8, 2022
Head coach Dimitrios Itoudis said after the game "it's all good" and that Antetokounmpo received ice and treatment postgame, per the Associated Press.
The AP also reported that Antetokounmpo had a clear limp postgame but celebrated with his teammates on the court postgame and shook hands with players and coaches on Estonia.
Harris Stavrou of SPORT24 and Eric Nehm of The Athletic provided more details soon after the ailment occurred:
Giannis was telling to the medical staff that he tweaked his ankle on that play. It's not his knee, as Eric correctlyy pointed out. https://t.co/75iwigyfiB
— Harris Stavrou (@harris_stavrou) September 8, 2022
After departing the game, the Greek Freak also iced up his right knee, which has given him some trouble of late.
Giannis on the Greek bench with ice on his knee. Game is over for him pic.twitter.com/1iTqPlbk3f
— Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) September 8, 2022
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