Jabari Parker Set To Have Surgery

Jabari Parker is expected to undergo knee surgery Tuesday.

According to sources, the Milwaukee Bucks’ gifted young forward will have surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in Vail, Colo.

The surgery, sources said, will be performed by Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, one of the most highly-regarded knee surgeons in the world. LaPrade has operated on a slew of professional athletes from a variety of sports.

Parker, who is 21, suffered a torn ACL while driving to the basket in a game against the Miami Heat on Feb. 8 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

It marked the second time in his young pro career that Parker has suffered a torn ACL. The first time occurred in his rookie season in a game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. He then underwent surgery in New York with Dr. David Altchek performing the operation.

Parker was in the midst of an outstanding season when he suffered his injury last week. The 6-foot-8 Parker was averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 51 games.