VIDEO: Giannis’ heartwarming moment with injured Torrey Craig as he gets carried off court by Suns teammates
As they say, basketball is a brotherhood. This was what Milwaukee Bucks superstar displayed on the court in game 2 against the Phoenix Suns after he crashed into former teammate Torrey Craig as the Suns forward was drawing a charge in transition.
Giannis, who’s dealing with a knee injury himself, was quick to check on Craig and made sure the 30-year-old was okay after the tough collision (via @iamvega1982):
— Gustavo (@iamvega1982) July 9, 2021
Here’s the play where Giannis charged into Craig as the two-time MVP drove hard to the basket.:
Torrey Craig takes a hard charge from Giannis, limps to the locker room.
Hope it's nothing serious 🙏🏽pic.twitter.com/ysMAugvfIx
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 9, 2021
Craig stayed down on the floor grimacing in pain for a few moments in what looks to be a knee injury scare – yet again. The former Bucks forward headed straight to the locker room as he was carried off by his teammates. Antetokounmpo made sure he let Craig know that the contact clearly unintentional.
“Torrey is a tough dude. If he lays down like that, he’s hurting pretty bad.” Suns head coach Monty Williams told ESPN’s Malika Andrews right after the play.
After Torrey Craig had to be helped back to the locker room with an apparent leg injury, Suns coach Monty Williams told me: "Torrey is a tough dude. If he lays down like that, he’s hurting pretty bad."
Williams added Abdel Nader may need to play if Craig is unable to return.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 9, 2021
If Craig ends up missing some time, he is now the second member of the Phoenix roster to get hurt during their Finals series against the Bucks. Early in Game 1, Suns forward Dario Saric had to exit the game after hurting his knee. It was later reported that Saric tore his ACL and that he will be out for the rest of the series.
Suns fans are hoping that Craig’s injury isn’t as bad. Prayers up for Torrey Craig.