Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star doubtful for Friday with ankle sprain

Giannis Antetokounmpo has evolved into the superstar the Bucks dreamed he would become. He's been phenomenal all season long and has been pivotal for the Bucks, who will probably make the playoffs. However, any long-term injury to Antetokounmpo would decimate Milwaukee.

On Wednesday, the Bucks had a slight scare when Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle on the foot of a Clippers player. He immediately went to the locker room and the initial report was a sprained ankle. He did not return to the game and the Bucks ended up losing 127-120.

On Thursday the Bucks announced the Antetokounmpo would be listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls due to a sprained right ankle.

Bucks coach Joe Prunty did not give an update following the game, but there didn't seem to be too much concern with Antetokonmpo's ankle at the time. He left the locker room with a slight limp and a dog in his hands. If the injury was major, it wasn't showing.

Milwaukee is currently five games ahead of the Pistons for the East's eight seed. Outside of a complete collapse, they should be able to finish this season comfortably in the playoffs.

However, if Milwaukee has aspirations of rising up the standings then they'll need a healthy Antetokounmpo in their lineup.

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