Bucks' Jabari Parker carried off court after suffering worrying injury

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Milwaukee Bucks have been quietly impressive so far this season but now they will have to face up to the reality of playing without star rookie Jabari Parker.

The 19-year-old small forward has been impressive so far this season in helping the Bucks to a 13-12 record, but on Monday night in the Bucks' latest win over the Phoenix Suns, Jabari Parker twisted his knee while attacking the paint.

Parker immediately hit the floor following the incident and remained there before getting helped off court. Video replays of the injury show that Parker's knee managed to twist awkwardly, resulting in the star rookie suffering a left knee sprain.

Parker set for further examinations

Bucks coach Jason Kidd revealed after the game that Parker will be further examined on Tuesday, with the initial diagnosis relatively promising considering the fact that such a twist of the knee could have easily resulted in Parker suffering ligament damage.

A left knee sprain is still worrying for Parker, and his Bucks' teammates are certainly rallying around the rookie, with Zaza Pachulia speaking out. 

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Teammate speaks out 

"I hope he's going to be OK," teammate Zaza Pachulia told the press. "He's a great young player. This team and this organization, the whole city counts on him. He has a lot of years ahead of him in his great career. Injuries are part of the game."

Pachulia added that seeing his teammate go down injured was worrying, and he's hoping that Parker returns to action sooner rather than later.

"It was tough to see your teammate going down and not being able to walk himself. We'll see what happens tomorrow. The doctor is going to make a decision, obviously. But we want to him to have a speedy recovery, whatever it is. We really need him."

Jabari Parker
Milwaukee Bucks
Central Division
Eastern Conference

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