OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- DECEMBER 9: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a free throw against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 9, 2014 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
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December 17, 2014

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.

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