The Milwaukee Bucks, considered to be one of the NBA’s up-and-coming teams, suffered a big blow this week when news broke that swingman Jabari Parker suffered a tear of his left ACL, an injury that will keep him out of action for up to 12 months.
Parker suffered the devastating injury in the third quarter of the Bucks’ 116-88 loss to Miami on Wednesday night. Parker suffered an injury to the same ACL back in December 2014, which forced him to miss 25 games of his rookie season.
Parker was enjoying his best season as a pro and cementing himself as a franchise cornerstone. Parker was averaging a career-high 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds and was the 2nd leading scorer on the Bucks roster.
While the Bucks have struggled of late, they have a very promising core composed of Parker, All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and guard Khris Middleton who just returned from missing the first 50 games due to a hamstring tear suffered in training camp.