Bucks' Parker to have MRI on knee

By Kirstie Chiappelli 10 February 2017 5007
Bucks' Parker to have MRI on knee

Jabari Parker is to have an MRI on his left knee after the Milwaukee Bucks forward suffered a non-contract injury in Wednesday's loss to the Miami Heat.

The injured knee is the same one that Parker hurt in his rookie year, having been drafted with second overall pick by the Bucks, ending his season early in December 2014.

Parker did not return to the game, and the team initially announced he suffered a sprained ankle. After further evaluation, however, the injury appeared to be much more severe.

"To this point, our doctors are calling it a knee sprain," Bucks GM John Hammond said. "We're going to have an MRI [Thursday]."

Parker is averaging 20 points, six rebounds and three assists this season and his loss would surely derail the Bucks' already sluggish season.

The Bucks are 22-29, two games outside the playoffs.

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