The Milwaukee Bucks announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo, their superstar forward, underwent “routine” surgery on his left knee during the offseason.

Antetokounmpo experienced discomfort in his knee at the start of the offseason after the top-seeded Bucks were eliminated by the eighth-seeded Miami Heat, who ultimately made it to the NBA Finals.

The Bucks decided that surgery was the best option for their star player after careful consideration.

“He had a routine surgery on his left knee, and the procedure was successful,” said Adrian Griffin, the new head coach of the Bucks, to reporters on Wednesday. “Everything went according to plan, and we expect him to be fully recovered and ready for training camp.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sits on the bench after a 128-126 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee April 26, 2023.
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Antetokounmpo’s importance to the Bucks’ success is undeniable, so it is reassuring for fans to hear that he should be recovered in time for training camp later this year.

While Antetokounmpo expressed interest in playing for Team Greece in the FIBA World Cup, his participation remains uncertain.