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Jabari suffers torn ACL, out for season: Bucks dealt huge blow.
Milwaukee Bucks star Jabari Parker has undergone surgery on his left knee after a torn ACL ended his rookie season in the NBA.
The Bucks forward will miss the rest of the season with the injury after he suffered the tear back on December 15 in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
The number two overall pick in last year’s Draft was averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 25 games before suffering the setback, and there is no timetable for his return to basketball activity.
Bucks general manager John Hammond said on Monday night that Parker had surgery in New York to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament, and the franchise will be hopeful that he can make a full recovery and potentially return in time for the start of next season.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t hide the disappointment for all concerned after Parker showed immediate signs of being able to compete in the NBA and start a promising career.
Although the likes of Andrew Wiggins and Nikola Mirotic have shone in recent weeks, Parker would undoubtedly have been involved in the Rookie of the Year conversation, and he played a significant role in the Bucks’ promising start to the season under coach Jason Kidd.
While Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has previously insisted that he is happy to share some words of advice with the youngster after suffering the same injury three years ago, Parker has remained optimistic throughout the process and will be determined to return stronger than before.