Bucks' Jabari Parker suffers season-ending ACL injury again

Head coach Jason Kidd announced the news and confirmed the worst for Jabari Parker, he has torn his left ACL again, and will be out for 12 months as he rehabilitates after surgery.

Middleton, a Charleston native and Porter-Gaud graduate, is expected to make his 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season debut Wednesday night when the Bucks host the Miami Heat.

"This morning, Parker underwent an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee", read the Bucks' statement.

Parker was averaging a career-best 20.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per for the Bucks this season.

And here's a comparison between the two apparent ACL tears. The Bucks were hoping the improved play of Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, helped by the return of Middleton, would give them the boost they needed in order to make the push into the playoffs.

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In a breakout season, this has to be considered devastating news for the young Buck. And what does the injury mean for the future of both Parker and the Bucks?

Goran Dragic had 13 of his 16 points in the first half, easily getting into the lane against Milwaukee's soft interior defense. He underwent surgery on January 5, 2015 and returned early the following season, playing again on November 4, 2015 against Philadelphia. "He wrote that Parker "[will] come through this stronger than ever". Last season, he averaged just 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per outing.

"We're not even going to go there until we know more and that won't be determined until tomorrow", Hammond said.

After hurting his knee that December, the hard-working Chicago native returned 11 months later, playing 76 games in 2015-16.

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