The San Antonio Spurs have upgraded Tony Parker’s status for Wednesday night’s game against the Nuggets in Denver to probable. That’s after he missed the Spurs narrow victory over the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night with a sore neck.
Parker has been bothered by a number of injuries to close out the regular season, not the least of which is a sore left ankle and sore left shin, but apparently Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is convinced his star point guard is good to go against one of the best teams in the NBA.
At the same time, the Spurs confirmed to us that Stephen Jackson did not make the trip to the mile high city. That’s after KSAT 12 Sports reported he did not board the team charter Tuesday afternoon.
Jackson has aggravated his ankle injury that he original sprained back in January when he tripped over a waitress serving New York Mayor Bloomberg at courtside.
Boris Diaw has been also held back in San Antonio for this trip suffering from a strain of the lower back. He joins Manu Ginobili who also did not make the trip to Denver after being shut down for the rest of the regular season and perhaps the start of the playoffs with a strained right hamstring.
The Spurs will tip off against Denver at 9:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday.