The Hawks Jabari Parker has a shining moment of defense, blocking the shot of the Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis.
Photo: Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/

Jabari Parker to miss at least two weeks after non-surgical procedure

Jabari Parker underwent a non-surgical procedure on his right shoulder Tuesday and will miss at least two weeks of playing time, the Hawks announced Tuesday afternoon.

Parker has struggled with a right shoulder impingement and has missed five of the Hawks’ past six games, though he played a quiet 15 minutes in the Hawks’ loss in Boston on Jan. 3. He has also battled illness and a throat infection.

Parker will enter a period of rehab and treatment, per the team, and will be re-examined in two weeks. That doesn’t mean, however, that he’ll be ready to return to the court at that time.

Behind starting power forward John Collins, this leaves the Hawks short-handed. Parker was averaging 15 points and six rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game.

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