Vandalized by accidents early within the 2021-22 season, the Bucks are one in all many groups now grappling with a number of gamers being added to the league’s well being and security protocols.
Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is a type of gamers, with the Bucks famous person standing on the sidelines alongside Wesley Matthews, Bobby Portis and Donte DiVincenzo.
Earlier than getting into the logs, Antetokounmpo had appeared in 26 of Milwaukee’s 29 video games that season.
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Why did Giannis Antetokounmpo enter the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security logs?
As TSN’s Gilbert McGregor defined just lately, any vaccinated NBA participant shall be positioned on well being and security logs after testing optimistic for COVID-19 or receiving an inconclusive COVID-19 take a look at end result.
Along with a optimistic or inconclusive take a look at end result, an unvaccinated participant will even be positioned on the league’s well being and security protocols if they’re believed to have been uncovered to an individual optimistic for COVID-19.
MORE: NBA’s COVID-19 Well being and Security Protocols Defined
How lengthy will Giannis Antetokounmpo be out?
If a participant exams optimistic for COVID-19, they should be away from their group for a minimum of 10 days until they return two damaging PCR exams inside 24 hours.
Unvaccinated gamers flagged for contact tracing should be quarantined for seven days and could be reactivated ought to they proceed to return damaging exams. Typically, vaccinated gamers who’re flagged for contact tracing don’t have to be quarantined, however as an alternative have to be examined seven days extra ceaselessly.
Along with league approval, particular person groups can implement a return-to-play program to make sure a participant is ready for the cardiovascular calls for to get again on the bottom.
Over the previous few weeks, a number of gamers have examined the league’s well being and security protocols to get again to their group in lower than 10 days.
Will Giannis Antetokounmpo play at Christmas?
By getting into well being and security logs on December 14th, Antetokounmpo shortens the 10-day minimal rule if he needs to compete in opposition to the Celtics within the Fiserv Discussion board on Christmas Day.
In fact, he may take a look at the logs earlier than then, however at this level it looks as if a race in opposition to time.
Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed up on well being and security logs and is out in opposition to Indiana on Wednesday.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 15, 2021
Antetokounmpo has missed three video games on the logs thus far, with the Bucks holding a 1-2 file throughout that point span. Earlier than Christmas, the Bucks host the Rockets earlier than heading to Dallas to fulfill the Mavericks and former head coach Jason Kidd.
Buck’s upcoming schedule
|Wed, December 22||in opposition to Houston||8:00 pm|
|Thu, Dec 23||in Dallas||8:30 p.m.||NBA tv|
|Sat, Dec 25||in opposition to Boston||2.30||ABC|
|Tuesday, December twenty eighth||in Orlando||19.00|
|Thu, Dec 29||in Orlando||19.00|
|Sat January 1st||vs. New Orleans||6:30 within the night|
|Mon, January third||in opposition to Detroit||8:00 pm|