Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks got some good news Wednesday afternoon.
While the NBA deals with the coronavirus outbreak, the league also got a sigh of relief.
Giannis, the reigning NBA MVP, was told he has a minor joint capsule sprain that will only sideline him for a short period of time.
A nervous Giannis admitted that he was a bit worried about his results.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was terrified to receive MRI results after leg injury: 'I s— my pants' https://t.co/PWAR6jNHDj
— US Sports News (@RMNews2019) March 11, 2020
However, the Greek Freak wasn’t the only one sweating bullets.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, also nervous, waited for the verdict and expressed relief.
On Friday night against the Lakers, Giannis suffered the injury after landing awkwardly.
Despite the injury, he finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in 36 minutes.
The Bucks lost and began their losing streak.
Despite still playing the entire game, the next day something didn’t feel right.
When it didn’t feel right, Giannis went ahead with an MRI.
Now that he and the team know the extent of the injury, he returned to practice on Wednesday.
During practice, he took part in contact drills and the team scrimmage.
However, the question now is can he play Thursday against the Boston Celtics.
As of now, he is questionable against the Celtics.
The Bucks are currently 53-12, number one in the Eastern Conference, and have already clinched a playoff spot.