Jabari Parker is out of action once again. The Milwaukee Bucks forward had an MRI on Monday that revealed a mid-foot sprain, and the team announced that he did not accompany the team on its three-game road trip. He will undergo additional testing in Milwaukee.
Parker has played five games this season, and is averaging 7.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 22.4 minutes per game, shooting 49 percent from the field. He missed 57 games last season after tearing his ACL, and made his return on Nov. 4.
While the team elected to rest Parker on the second night of a back-to-back in Denver last week, it seemed like he had recovered nicely before this injury. He's thrown down a few impressive dunks already, including a reverse in traffic in New York and this powerful one at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers:
The game against the Cavs was the first in which Bucks head coach Jason Kidd was able to use his preferred starting lineup: Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Parker and Greg Monroe. Unfortunately, it now looks like he won't be able to go back to it this week in Washington, Cleveland and Indiana.