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Bucks’ Parker out for season with torn ACL

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker saw his rookie season come to a premature end Tuesday when he was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

ESPN first announced the diagnosis, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that an anonymous source confirmed the story. According to Yahoo Sports, Parker told teammates he tore his ACL.

Parker, 19, was carried off the floor during the third quarter of Monday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. His knee buckled and he fell to the ground in pain without contact.

Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft after playing one season at Duke, started all 25 games for the Bucks this season. A Rookie of the Year candidate, he averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25 games.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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