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SportGiannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star tweaks ankle, plans to ‘work through it’

16:06  29 march  2019
16:06  29 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his ankle again in the Bucks ' 128-118 win over the Clippers, but the star forward said he's going to play through the pain going forward. Antetokounmpo 's injury came with just under eight minutes left in Thursday's game when he ran into Clippers forward Garrett

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Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his ankle again in the Bucks' 128-118 win over the Clippers, but the star forward said he's going to play through the pain going forward.

Antetokounmpo's injury came with just under eight minutes left in Thursday's game when he ran into Clippers forward Garrett Temple after throwing down a big dunk. He then fell down grabbing his right ankle and had a noticeable limp walking off the court. He watched the remainder of the game from the sideline after testing his ankle.

Antetokounmpo has been dealing with ankle issues for several days now after spraining his ankle March 17 against the 76ers. When asked about his ankle after the game, Antetokounmpo said he felt "good," though he indicated he hadn't fully recovered from the initial sprain.

"Usually when you sprain your ankle, you tweak your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games," Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game. "But I don't like missing games, so I have to work through it while playing and try to get my strength with our practices."

With six games left in the regular season for the Bucks, Antetokounmpo said the main focus heading into the playoffs is to get healthy.

"The thing that is most important for this team is to stay healthy," Antetokounmpo said. "And get the guys that have been out — get them back and help them get back into the rhythm and prepare for the playoffs. ... As long as we stay healthy, we are going to be fine."

Milwaukee now holds a 57-19 record and remains atop the Eastern Conference, four games ahead of the Raptors.

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