The Milwaukee Bucks got the worst news they could’ve gotten on Thursday.
Star forward Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Heat and will miss 12 months. It’s his second torn ACL in three seasons — he suffered his first in his rookie season more than 20 games in.
“He tore his ACL again,” coach Jason Kidd told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He will have surgery coming up here, we don’t know exactly when. But it will be a 12-month recovery.
“I think it’s always tough, any time you have a serious injury for anybody, an athlete or a normal person. But just to go through the same injury again is extremely tough. The positive, he’s young and he understands. He’s gone through it and he knows what he has to do.”
Parker was averaging 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game this year. He suffered the injury on a non-contact play.