When it rains, it pours. Unless it's Milwaukee, where it apparently monsoons and hurricanes at the same time.
That's how it felt for Bucks fans watching Giannis Antetokounmpo sprawled out in pain on the floor of Portland's Moda Center on Wednesday night, just 24 hours after the Bucks learned that Jabari Parker would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle going up for a dunk late in the first half against the Blazers, immediately grabbing his lower leg before eventually being helped to his feet after a minute or so of writhing on the ground in pain.
Scary stuff for the Bucks, though thankfully the injury didn't appear too serious. Which is good, because I think it might have partially been my fault.
I apologize for writing this earlier today. pic.twitter.com/pWhUDxGsPJ— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) December 18, 2014
My bad, guys.
Giannis eventually walked off under his own power (and without much of a limp), though he did not return after having his ankle retaped and doing some light running to test it outside the Bucks' locker room. Hopefully he'll be back soon, though he won't have much time to rest up ahead of the Bucks' matchup with the Kings tomorrow night in Sacramento.