Giannis Antetokounmpo placed in health and safety protocols, out Wednesday against Pacers

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the team’s game Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers after being placed on the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Antetokounmpo and guard Wes Matthews are both listed in a Tuesday night league injury report as being out due to health and safety protocols.

The news was previously reported by The Atlantic’s Shams Charania.

The protocol rules require a player who tests positive for COVID-19 to isolate away from the team for ten days or have two PCR tests within 24 hours come back negative.

In September, Antetokounmpo told reporters he has been vaccinated against the virus.

The forward scored 20 points Monday night, but the Bucks still fell to the Boston Celtics 117-103.

No Pacers players are on the health and safety protocols list as of Monday night.

Last month, Bucks star Khris Middleton tested positive for COVID-19.