Milwaukee Bucks second-year forward Jabari Parker will miss at least three games with a sprained right foot, the team announced Monday evening.
Parker underwent an MRI after experiencing discomfort in his foot. He won’t travel with the team on their three-game road trip that features games against the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. He’ll undergo further testing and his status will be updated accordingly.
Parker just returned from a torn ACL in his left knee that limited him to only 25 games in his rookie season. He’s averaging 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game on the year while shooting 48.6 percent from the field.
While Parker’s numbers aren’t mind-blowing, they’re solid for the time he’s been getting, and he’s shown off his athleticism will several rim-rattling dunks. Now he’s headed back to the sidelines, and hopefully this injury won’t keep him out too long.
Of course, considering the major knee injury last year, the Bucks are going to be super cautious with this foot problem So don’t be surprised if Parker is out longer than three games. There’s no reason to rush him back this early in the season, so if he needs to take a little extra time to get right, then he should do just that.