Hornets vs. Bucks Injury Reports: Is LaMelo Ball, Giannis Antetokounmpo PLAYING on Friday?

On January 7, 2023, at 1:00 a.m. UTC, the Milwaukee Bucks will face the Charlotte Hornets. The game is held at the Fiserv Forum. The two teams’ injury reports are listed below.

Final Injury Updates for Hornets vs. Bucks game

Injury Reports Bucks - Hornets

Injury Reports the Hornets

  • Gordon Hayward (Hamstring) – Questionable
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (Hand) – Out

Due to left hamstring soreness, Gordon Hayward has been downgraded from doubtful to out on Wednesday. Jalen McDaniels will take his place at the start. Hayward’s next opportunity to play is today’s game against the Bucks.

Meanwhile, Oubre will undergo surgery on a torn ligament in his left hand and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

LaMelo Ball had 23 points (7-23 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, 12 assists, and one steal in 35 minutes against Memphis on Wednesday.

Ball held his own against Ja Morant and recorded his seventh double-double of the season, but he received little help from the rest of the Hornets.

Since regaining health in mid-December, the third-year point guard has started 12 straight games, averaging 24.8 points, 8.3 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 4.3 threes, and 1.3 steals.

Injury Reports the Bucks

  • Jrue Holiday (Rest) – Questionable
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee) – Questionable
  • MarJon Beauchamp (Thigh) – Questionable
  • Khris Middleton (Knee) – Out

Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to play against the Hornets on Friday, despite left knee soreness.

Antetokounmpo does not appear to be in danger of missing the game, and he is coming off two strong outings against the Wizards and Raptors.

With the exception of Khris Middleton (knee), Antetokounmpo is expected to have his entire roster for this game. Expect him to suit up unless his status changes in the next 24 hours.