Jabari Parker has had a tumultuous start to his career. In his first three years, he has suffered two excruciating ACL tears, both proving to be season enders. In the middle of rehabbing and refusing to give a return date, Jabari Parker remains optimistic about the process according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell.
“I feel great,”
“I tell myself every day I couldn’t be in a better situation because it’s going to make me a great man at the end of the day. It’s going to make me mentally tough and it’s going to help me for the future.”
“As of right now, the way I treat my body, it doesn’t have a date,”
“I can give you a little piece of information: I’m not the average person with this injury. Obviously I had it once, but I’ve done stuff so far that’s exciting. But most importantly, I want to be able to jump as high, jump higher than I was, be faster than I was. That’s the only way I’ll play again.”
ACL tears are not what they used to be but Parker has now suffered two in the same knee in the past two years. His career is on shaky ground and his positive mindset is halfway to winning the battle.