Spurs expect Tony Parker to have season-ending surgery, report says
Parker was injured during 4th quarter of Spurs Game 2 win over Rockets
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that his sources tell him Tony Parker is having an MRI on his left leg and the team expects Parker to undergo season-ending surgery.
There is no official word from the Spurs on Parker's status and KSAT Sports is working to confirm the report.
Sources: San Antonio's Tony Parker is still undergoing an MRI on left leg now, but team expects Parker will need season-ending surgery.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 4, 2017
“It's not good.” That is Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich response when asked about the condition of his
star point guard Tony Parker who had to be carried off by the court by his teammates in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Parker had already scored 18 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 4 assists when he went down with 8:50 in the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading the Rockets 97-83.
Parker, who turns 35 on May 17, was exploding to the basket off his left leg, but when he came down he could not put any pressure on it landing on his right leg and then dropping to the court in pain.
He tried to limp off the court with the assistance of teammates Dewayne Dedmon and Dejounte Murray, but when it became apparent he could not, they would have to carry him to the tunnel leading to the team locker room where a wheelchair was waiting for Parker.
“I saw him right after the game and he was in pain,” said Manu Ginobili inside the Spurs locker room. “He couldn’t put weight on his leg.”
The Spurs informed us that an MRI is scheduled for Thursday and it’s doubtful he will travel with the team on Thursday when they depart for Houston for Games 3 and 4.
Parker is in his 16th season in the NBA and was averaging 15.6 points prior to Game 2 and had been instrumental in getting the Spurs past the Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs.
The series with the Rockets is now tied at 1-1 after the Spurs win in Game 2, 121-96 but now the question is, will San Antonio have the services of their veteran point guard for not only the rest of the series but the playoffs period.
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