BREAKING: Milwaukee Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo Suffers Major Injury That Will Require Immediate Surgery

Giannis Antetokounmpo saw zero action in the postseason for the Milwaukee Bucks. This is after the former back-to-back MVP suffered a devastating calf injury right before the Playoffs started.

Milwaukee Bucks, Damian Lillard, Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Feb 3, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (43) warms up before the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
As it turns out, he is not the only Antetokounmpo who is dealing with a significant injury. Apparently, his older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has suffered a torn Achilles that will require immediate surgery.

Milwaukee Bucks News: Thanasis Antetokounmpo to Undergo Surgery for Torn Achilles

USATSI 22069305 168400517 lowresNov 26, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (43) during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
NBA guru Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news on Wednesday evening:

Not too many details are available at the moment, and it is unclear how Thanasis suffered the injury at this point in the season.
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Feb 8, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee forward Thanasis (43) drives for the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves center Luka Garza (55) during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
This is a tremendous blow for Thanasis, who will be turning 32 this summer. A torn Achilles is one of the worst injuries a player can suffer, and it requires a significant recovery period. In the past, multiple players have missed full seasons recovering from this type of injury.

Being that he hasn’t exactly been able to establish himself as a key rotation player for the Bucks, it will be very interesting to see how the summer plays out for the 6-foot-7 forward. His current deal is set to expire at the end of this season, and he will be a free agent this summer.

It goes without saying that Milwaukee will take this injury into serious consideration as they ponder on whether or not to give the elder Antetokounmpo another contract extension.

USATSI 23173016 168400517 lowresMay 2, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Kendall Brown (10) shoots the ball while Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis (43) defends during game six of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


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