Giannis Antetokounmpo, the star player of the Milwaukee Bucks, was ruled out of the remainder of Game 1 against the Miami Heat due to a lower back contusion.

The team announced that Antetokounmpo had undergone an X-ray that came back clear, but his condition would be monitored to determine the next steps.

Antetokounmpo sustained the injury after picking up a charging foul taken by Kevin Love with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter.

Antetokounmpo checked out of the game after his second foul in the first quarter and immediately headed towards the locker room.

He returned to the game with tape around his lower back to begin the second quarter but did not attempt a shot during his next stint on the court.

Antetokounmpo appeared hobbled while trying to run up the floor in transition and checked out of the game again after the Bucks took a delay of game violation at the 8:33 mark in the second quarter.

The Bucks ruled him out for the rest of the contest, as he scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting in 11 minutes.

Antetokounmpo has dealt with nagging injuries all season, including to his knee and his wrist.

The Bucks had a net rating of plus-7.2 with Antetokounmpo on the floor this season, which would have led the league, but without him, their net rating was minus-1.4.

Despite Antetokounmpo's absence, Bucks guard Jrue Holiday expressed confidence in the team's ability to cover for him until he returns.