Giannis Antetokounmpo was forced to leave Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals because he sustained a leg injury while falling to the ground in the third quarter. Antetokounmpo was out of the game after sustaining a leg injury in the third quarter. He was diagnosed with hyperextended left knee.
Antetokounmpo had been trying to challenge Hawks center Clint Capela at he rim, when his left leg gave way. Antetokounmpo, Bucks' star, lay on the ground for several minutes before he was helped to the court and taken to the locker room. To tie the series at 2-2, the Hawks won the game 110-88.
According to ESPN's Zach Lowe , Antetokounmpo has no structural injuries to his knee. According to Shams Charania , he is not expected to play in Game 5. His return date is still unknown.
Here's a look into the play Antetokounmpo was hurt on.
At the time of the injury, the Hawks led 62-52.
Milwaukee entered the game leading 2-1 in series and was a strong favorite. However, Atlanta star Trae Young was ruled disabled pregame due to a deep bone bruise in the foot. Young's status in the remainder of the series is also unknown.
Antetokounmpo was averaging 14 points and eight boards per game when he suffered an injury. Antetokounmpo had just completed a block and dunk a few minutes before.
Injuries are the most significant story in the NBA Playoffs' history since was founded. While trying to squeeze as many games into this season as possible, the NBA failed to complete the NBA Finals before it started. Many have blamed the frantic pace of the second half of the schedule for the numerous injuries sustained by stars.
Giannis underwent an MRI Wednesday and the results showed no structural damage.