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Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker sustained a sprained left knee and was forced to leave the game during the win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Parker left the game early in the third quarter and did not return, but fortunately for coach Jason Kidd, Khris Middleton stepped up with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to secure a 96-94 win.
Kidd said after the game that Parker will be examined further on Tuesday and he will be desperate for positive news as the Bucks continue to impress this season.
Parker’s knee appeared to buckle on a drive to the basket before he collided with the Suns’ PJ Tucker, and he was unable to get to his feet immediately after.
While he was carried off the court by teammates to the locker room, the injury threatens to be a blow both on an individual and team level as the Bucks’ first-round Draft pick and the No.2 pick overall looked in discomfort.
Parker had eight points and three rebounds in 15 minutes and he is averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game so far this season, his first in the NBA.
As expected prior to the season tipping off, the race for the Rookie of the Year award has been between the Bucks star and Andrew Wiggins, and it has been noted that despite an improvement from the latter, Parker has shown he is more ready for the NBA so far this year.
Milwaukee are 13-12 for the season and currently sit in sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.