Bucks vs. Hawks injury updates: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo, Trae Young play in Game 6?

The absences of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young are looming large as the Bucks and Hawks look to keep their championship hopes alive.

Both Antetokounmpo (hyperextension of left knee) and Young (bone bruise in right foot) are recovering from injuries suffered during the 2021 Eastern Conference finals. A Young-less Atlanta team managed to even the series with a Game 4 win, but Milwaukee responded by taking Game 5 without Antetokounmpo.

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Both stars haven’t been ruled out of the NBA playoffs, so when will they return to the court?

Here are the latest updates on Antetokounmpo and Young ahead of Saturday’s Game 6.

Will Giannis Antetokounmpo play vs. Hawks?

Antetokounmpo is listed as doubtful on the official Game 6 injury report. He was given the same designation ahead of Game 5 before ultimately being ruled out.

While it seems unlikely Antetokounmpo will be available for Game 6, there is some good news for Bucks fans. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports that the two-time NBA MVP could be cleared to play if the series reaches a Game 7.

Through 15 postseason games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists while shooting 55.1 percent from the field.

Will Trae Young play vs. Bucks?

Young is listed as questionable for Game 6. The 22-year-old was also listed as questionable before Game 5 but didn’t play after testing out his injured foot during pregame warmups.

Hawks coach Nate McMillan told reporters Friday that Young’s availability may come down to how much pain he is feeling in that right foot.

Through 15 postseason games, Young is averaging 29.8 points and 9.5 assists.

Bucks vs. Hawks Game 6 injury report

(Current as of 8:30 p.m. ET Friday)

Team Player Status Reason
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo Doubtful Left knee; hyperextension
Bucks Donte DiVincenzo Out Left ankle; surgery
Hawks Bogdan Bogdanovic Probable Right knee; soreness
Hawks Brandon Goodwin Out Respiratory; condition
Hawks De’Andre Hunter Out Right meniscus; surgery
Hawks Trae Young Questionable Right foot; bone bruise

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