Bucks' Giannis back at practice after concussion protocol

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 01, 2018 10:04 AM
Bucks' Giannis back at practice after concussion protocol
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during the game against the LA Clippers on March 27, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been cleared to play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) after missing a game while in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

Antetokounmpo returned to practice Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). He says he has done “everything possible” to return including testing, and that he’s ready to play.

The Bucks are the league’s lone undefeated team and are going for a franchise-best eighth straight win to open a season.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.0 points and 14.2 rebounds. He was hurt after taking a blow to the head while against the Orlando Magic on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).

He returned to the game, but then reported new symptoms and a headache the next day after being reevaluated.

Antetokounmpo says it was his first concussion. He called it “torture” to have to miss the 124-109 victory over Toronto on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

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