Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo terrifyingly hyperextended his knee Tuesday — with his leg violently bending backward mid-game — and there’s now big concern the Greek Freak could be SERIOUSLY injured.
The 26-year-old, 2-time NBA MVP crumpled to the floor in pain during the 3rd quarter of Milwaukee’s playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks — and replays of the injury were tough to watch.
Giannis appears to have injured his leg.
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As Giannis was going up to try to block a shot, he landed awkwardly on his left leg … bending his knee in a gruesome way.
It was clear as day the injury was VERY painful … ’cause Giannis screamed out for several seconds before trainers ultimately got him off the court and into the locker room.
The extent of the injury is currently unknown — Giannis is slated to undergo further testing Wednesday — but his team was obviously very concerned about it all after the game.
“I just hope it’s not serious,” Khris Middleton said.
With Giannis missing the rest of Game 4 with the injury, the Bucks were destroyed 110-88 … and the series is now tied at 2-2.
Game 5 is scheduled to tip-off on Thursday.