Well, Khris Middleton will officially not be the only Milwaukee Bucks player to undergo a knee procedure this off-season.
According to The Athletic NBA insider Shams Charania, Giannis Antetokounmpo underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee two weeks ago.
It was already widely speculated that Giannis would miss the upcoming World Cup, but Charania added that it is doubtful he plays.
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Antetokounmpo had been dealing with a nagging knee issue for a good chunk of last season, so it makes sense as to why he had this done. It doesn’t seem like this was anything major, so that is a positive sign. On that same note, Giannis has already gone to social media to show himself at his own basketball camp with kids, where he has been sporting a knee sleeve. He might not be doing an intense amount of basketball activity, but it’s certainly good to see him up and moving around.
Hopefully this is just an off-season bump in the road for Antetokounmpo. It would be great for the Greek Freak to be back to full health by the time training camp rolls around. The same goes for his running mate, Khris Middleton, who is expected to be back on the court anytime after he had gone under the knife recently for a knee issue that had plagued him this past season as well. Having a healthy Antetokounmpo and Middleton tandem on the floor together would be ideal, obviously.
Although all signs point to him sitting out, it will be interesting to see if Antetokounmpo changes course and does play in the World Cup. Plenty of Bucks fans surely wouldn’t mind if he took some time off to recover and get ready for next season, but Antetokounmpo lives for events such as the World Cup. For now, all Bucks fans can do is hope that his knee is recovering well and that it will not hinder Giannis Antetokounmpo much going forward. The Greek Freak should be back with a vengeance next season.
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