Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of his rookie season after it was revealed the 6-foot-8 forward suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Monday night in Phoenix. His teammates, as well as other players and figures around the league took to social media and gave support for the rookie from Duke who played in just 25 games.
Here's a tweet from forward John Henson, who now will be joined by Parker on the sidelines for the time being.
Sending one up for the young homie @JabariParker for a speedy recovery !— John Henson (@_John_Henson_) December 17, 2014
An encouraging tweet from veteran Jared Dudley:
Chicago native and one of Parker's mentors, Dwyane Wade:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Heard the sad news about my youngin Jabari parker...prayers up for you my brother..stay strong and come back stronger. .</p>— DWade (@DwyaneWade) <a href="https://twitter.com/DwyaneWade/status/545088416212594688">December 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Writer Zach Lowe of Grantland:
What can you say on JaBari? Good kid, awful news, hope he recovers 100%. Bucks running low on bigs.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 17, 2014
A thoughtful message of prayer from Mallory Edens:
hope people can join me in sending @JabariParker their love, well wishes, and sincerest prayers for a speedy recovery.— Mallory Edens (@MedensEdens) December 17, 2014
Green Bay Packers rookie and former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who's first professional season also came to an end due to an ACL tear.
Man I feel for Jabari, frustrating to see that happen. Prayers up for you on a speedy recovery. @JabariParker— Jared Abbrederis (@abbrecadabra) December 17, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers guard, Jamal Crawford:
Prayers up for @JabariParker— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 17, 2014
We'll have more reaction up shortly. Stay tuned.