The Milwaukee Bucks will miss young star Jabari Parker for quite some time with a crushing injury. Parker tore the ACL in his left knee forcing him to undergo surgery. The timetable is expected to keep Parker out for the remainder of this season and half of next season. This is the same injury Parker suffered during his rookie season.
NBA.com reports the Bucks released the following statement:
Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a left knee injury during the third quarter of last night’s game vs. Miami at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. This morning, Parker underwent an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Parker will undergo surgery to repair the injury and will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season. The recovery and rehabilitation period is estimated at 12 months.
Parker was averaging 20 points per game and was improving into a bigger star for the team. The news is very unfortunate.