Dec 17, 2014 1:08 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night's 96-94 win at Phoenix.
The team said late Tuesday night that Parker will have surgery after tests revealed the extent of the injury.
The 19-year-old Parker was hurt when he took an awkward step before colliding with the Suns' P.J. Tucker. It's a huge blow for a rebuilding franchise off to a good start under new coach Jason Kidd.
The Bucks, who won 15 games all of last season, are 13-12.
Parker, the second-overall pick in this year's draft, averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this year.