Reports: Jabari Parker out for the season


VIDEO: Jabari Parker is likely out for the rest of the 2014-15 season

Jabari Parker, an important part of the foundation of the Bucks and the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, will miss the rest of the season after it was determined Tuesday that he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ESPN.com first reported.

Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski also reported the news.

The Bucks did not initially say anything about Parker’s status on Tuesday night, but the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said a league source had confirmed that the rookie had suffered a torn ACL.

The No. 2 pick in the draft was hurt in the third quarter Monday night at Phoenix. He grabbed a defensive rebound, pushed the ball up court in transition, got into the lane, and planted the left leg awkwardly. He left the game immediately and returned to Milwaukee on Tuesday to be examined.

Parker, a Chicago native excited for the chance to play close to his hometown, averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 29.5 minutes while shooting 49 percent while starting at both forward spots for the Bucks. He played 25 games.

Milwaukee is 13-12, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

 

15 Comments

  1. That’s terrible news. He had a good start and so has Milwaukee. Hopefully he recovers and returns back to form.

  2. Paul says:

    Andrew Wiggins is going to turn up and snatch the ROY from under the overrated Noel and doofy Mirotic.

  3. harriethehawk says:

    The Bucks were doing so good. And Jason Kidd was shining for the first time in his career. Best wishes, I feel for those guys!

  4. Bill says:

    Did NBA players used to drop left and right with injuries like this in the 90s? I don’t remember it being this bad

  5. tanibanana says:

    The 2014-15 Rookie of the Year race went from
    Exciting to Okay to Insignificant.. in just barely 2-months..

    Get well soon Parker

  6. PacersDynasty says:

    Bosh is definitely mad in Australia

  7. TheKush says:

    Get well soon brah! I thought you had to be a frontrunner for rookie of the year! He will definitely be missed! I hope he’ll recover 100% DON’T RUSH HIM BACK!!!

  8. choblya says:

    Unbelievable…what looked like a minor injury at first ended up costing a player his season, very sad.
    Can happen to anybody at any given time.

    …Wigz = ROY?

  9. nba says:

    this real bad young and talented

  10. mmmmmmm says:

    wow… big blow, Andrew Wiggins or someone else will be rookie of the year, but who……..

  11. PacersDynasty says:

    RIP Parker says Adfas

  12. Yonis says:

    noooooooo why is everyone getting injured now a days !! Hope for speed recovery .. on the bright side Andrew Wiggns roy
    guarantee ??

  13. TooBAD says:

    wow this is terrible, this season’s ROY will probably be one of the worst in NBA history, Wiggins? LOL

  14. Michael James says:

    Wish him a speedy recovery. DUKE PRIDE!

  15. Gnolas says:

    tough loss man for bucks..hope he get speedy reccovery