Tony Parker's injury status has been updated by Marcus J. Spears on Twitter.
Spurs say guard Tony Parker is expected to be out for approximately four weeks with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain.
A whole month without Parker won't be the end of the world for the San Antonio Spurs and their home heavy schedule should help them out a bit. Nonetheless, it'll be a big blow to a team who's player is a top 3 MVP candidate in the league. With the surplus of point guards on the roster, head coach Gregg Popovich will have plenty of options to experiment with during that time.
After undergoing an MRI today, it was announced that Tony Parker has a mild strain of the left iliopsoas, which is a small group of muscles on the front side of the hip joint.
An MRI exam on Monday showed that Parker, the Spurs’ starting point guard, has a mild strain of the left iliopsoas, which sounds more like small dinosaur than a small group of muscles on the front side of the hip joint, which is what it is.
The good news: The team’s medical staff has not ordered Parker to sit out for an extended period of time.
Though team doctors have said Parker does not have to sit Parker for an extended amount of time, earlier today, I offered the long-term benefits of Parker sitting out a few games to heal up heading into the stretch run of the Spurs regular season.
Since this past summer, these have been Parker’s injuries:
- Playing for the French National team he suffered an ankle injury.
- Was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.
- Suffered an ankle injury in November versus the Portland Trailblazers.
- Suffered a mild strain to his hip joint.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Tony Parker underwent an MRI on his left ankle on Wednesday in San Antonio. The results showed that Parker is suffering from chronic inflammation and confirmed there is no structural damage in his ankle.
Parker received anti-inflammatory shots today which are designed to decrease the swelling in his ankle joint.
No timeline has been set for his return. Parker will not travel with the Spurs on the team’s six-game Eastern road trip which starts on Tuesday in Indiana.
Note: The Damon Stoudamire signing should be official tonight. we will be recording a special episode of the Spurscast just to talk about the signing and what it means for the Spurs.