Greek Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss at least two games after suffering a a mild knee sprain, the Milwaukee Bucks said Sunday.
The reigning NBA MVP suffered the injury in the Bucks loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, with Giannis landing awkwardly after colliding with Lakers guard Avery Bradley and falling.
Antetokounmpo stayed in the game, but subsequent examination by team doctors and an MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury.
Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games after an MRI showed a minor joint capsule sprain of the left knee, the statement posted on their website said.
The reigning MVP has averaged 29.6 points – the third-most in the NBA – with 13.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists and one steal per game.
Antetokounmpo has been a significant contribution to their league-leading 53-9 record, already securing the Bucks a place in the playoffs.
Giannis and his brother Thanasis also made the headlines straight after the game after a dispute between the brothers and a Greek fan in the crowd.
A Twitter video shows someone yelling at Giannis and his brother, Thanasis, in Greek after the game. The fan’s poor remarks caught the Bucks teammates’ attention, and they ran over to the Greek fan to confront him.