When Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker went down on Wednesday night without any contact against the Heat, many feared the worst. Parker suffered a torn ACL in December of his rookie season which caused him to miss the rest of that year and a bit of the next season as well.
And the news that many feared for the former #2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is now real: he has another torn ACL.
Coach Kidd: Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL last night and will have a 12 month rehabilitation process after surgery. pic.twitter.com/cv1aSZpKD0
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 9, 2017
It’s the same knee that Parker had his first ACL tear in. He was averaging a career high in points per game with 20.1, in rebounds with 6.2, and assists with 2.8 per game.
Now comes the sad realization that Parker may not ever reach the heights so many thought he could when he was coming out of Duke, as well as his entire career now potentially being in jeopardy.
The Bucks are currently two games behind 8th place Detroit for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.