Parker out 2-4 weeks with calf injury

Tony ParkerIt appears the San Antonio Spurs will be without the services of their starting point guard for the next few weeks.

Tony Parker was diagnosed with a strained left soleus after undergoing an MRI earlier today and is expected to be out of the lineup for two to four weeks.

He will not be joining the Spurs on their road games in Memphis and Cleveland.

The soleus is one of the muscles in the calf, which Parker strained in last night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

With Parker out, George Hill will likely be inserted into the starting lineup. Manu Ginobili might see some extra time at the point and Chris Quinn could see an increase in minutes.

I also wouldn’t be too surprised if the Spurs signed a player to a 10-day contract as extra insurance.

Curtis Stinson of the Iowa Energy is considered one of the best point guards in the D-League and could be a candidate for a call-up along with former Spurs guard Antonio Daniels, who plays for the Texas Legends. 

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