By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 16th, 2014 at 10:54 PM EST
The Milwaukee Bucks hoped that Jabari Parker would be their way to the playoffs in his rookie campaign. Now. not even two full months into his first-year, the season is over for the talented player.
The Bucks have announced that Parker will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL. While his teammates are on the road, Parker traveled back to Milwaukee to get an MRI that revealed the news.
The team, which will not return home until December 23rd, will count on Giannis Antetokounmpo to take Parker’s playing time.
He was injured last night against the Phoenix Suns in the third quarter, and it was originally speculated to be a knee sprain. When he left, he couldn’t put any weight on his leg.
In 25 games this season, he had a 12.3 points per game average with 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
Parker, who was the second overall pick in this year’s draft, was a rising young star and was the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Now, this opens an opportunity for the other rookies to take the top honor.