Milwaukee Bucks have been dealt a huge blow after it was revealed that star rookie Jabari Parker has been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to reports.
The talented small forward has had an excellent start to his rookie season, but any hopes of him picking up the NBA Rookie of the Year award have been dashed after the revelation that Parker has suffered an ACL tear.
Parker sustained the injury in the Bucks close win over the Phoenix Suns earlier this week, but the final assessment of the injury has concluded that the injury sustained is much worse than first thought.
Injury worse than first thought
Video replays show that Parker suffered the injury while attacking the paint against the Suns. Just before Parker came into contact with an opponent, his knee buckled and twisted in shocking fashion.
However, it was initially thought that Parker had only suffered a left knee sprain. Although that injury is significant, it's nowhere near as bad as tearing your ACL, with Parker already speaking to the Bucks about getting his knee surgically repaired in time for a return next season.
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Big blow for the Bucks
Although Parker hasn't been the key player for the Bucks – in what has been a surprisingly solid season for the Milwaukee – the small forward has shown flashes of brilliance this season that point to a superstar career ahead for the 19-year-old. The Bucks will be devastated to lose him this season but they know greatness lies ahead for Parker.
We wish Jabari Parker all the best in his bid to return and become the player we all know he's going to be.