Giannis Antetokounmpo Expected to Return in Time for Greek Team in Pre-Olympic Tournament

Giannis Antetokounmpo Expected to Return in Time for Greek Team in Pre-Olympic Tournament

Although he finished the season injured, it seems that Giannis Antetokounmpo will arrive in time to participate with the Greek team in the Pre-Olympic tournament. The Bucks player will therefore be able to help his team try to close qualification for the Olympic Games, in which it is assumed that he would also participate if he qualified.

Greece will host what will surely be the toughest pre-Olympic tournament from July 2 to 7. The Hellenes will have to face the Dominican Republic and Egypt in the first group stage, and then face Croatia or Slovenia (or New Zealand) in qualifying rounds from which only one team will emerge alive. The ticket to Paris will be expensive, but with the help of Giannis the Greeks are confident that they will be the ones to access the Olympic event.

Antetokounmpo has not played since April 9, the date on which he suffered a calf strain that caused him to miss the playoffs and caused the Bucks to end up falling in the first round. During each of the six games of the series against Indiana, updates on his status were constant and in fact it was expected that he would be able to return at some point during the tie, but this was finally not possible and he had to watch from the bench how the theirs fell 4-2.

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However, a month after Game 6, it is expected that this injury will be completely healed and that the power forward will be able to participate in the tournament without risk of relapse. It is not clear how it will affect his physique for the next season, but the truth is that Giannis has always been a player quite committed to his national team and it was not expected that such a thing would change now that the ticket to the Olympic Games is in question. game.

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2024-06-03 08:00:00
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