Bucks' Jabari Parker cleared to play, expected to return vs. Sixers

0:52 | NBA
Bucks' Jabari Parker cleared to play, expected to return vs. Sixers
Monday November 2nd, 2015

Bucks forward Jabari Parker has been medically cleared to play and is expected to return to action on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced on Monday.

Guard Tyler Ennis is also expected to make his return from shoulder surgery.

“We’re very excited to have both Jabari and Tyler medically cleared to play for us,” Hammond said. “Both players have put in a tremendous amount of hard work during the rehabilitation process. It’s a real credit to their work ethic and the talents of our world-class medical team and terrific coaching staff to have them ready to go. I know our fans are thrilled to have them back and will give them both a warm welcome on Wednesday night.”

After the Bucks selected him with the second pick of the 2014 draft, Parker played in just 25 games last season before suffering an ACL injury that required surgery and forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Parker averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Parker earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for October/November before the injury.

WOO: NBA power rankings after opening week

Parker did not play in any of the Bucks' 2015  pre-season games.

Parker has been activated but is not expected to play against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

The Bucks are off to an 0–3 start to the season with losses to the Knicks, Wizards and Raptors.

- Christopher Chavez

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.