According to Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report, Jabari Parker will be looking at a lengthy time off due to a sprained knee.
Monday night, Jabari Parker endured a nasty looking injury to his knee. His left knee buckled right before contact with PJ Tucker and it had all the fans thinking torn ligaments right away. Parker had to be carried into the locker room according to Paul Coro of azcentral.com:
Jabari Parker’s left knee buckled while he drove in transition. He is being carried off to the training room by teammates. #SunsVsBucks
— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) December 16, 2014
Here is a video captured K L Chouinard of Bucksketball:
The Milwaukee Bucks tweeted an update about his injury that made fans at least breathe a little sigh of relief:
Jabari Parker has sprained left knee and will not return. #MILvPHX
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 16, 2014
There is a serious injury bug going around this rookie class. We’ve seen numerous rookies go down with injuries that range from season-ending to only a two or three day lay off. Hopefully since it was a sprain, Parker will be able to come back sooner. He’s currently averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and is considered the front runner for the Rookie of the Year award. After all the promise this season has shown for Bucks fans, this comes as a big hit.