The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday evening forward Serge Ibaka will miss the remainder of the 2013-2014 postseason with a left calf injury.
Here is what Thunder General Manager Sam Presti had to say regarding the news via the Thunder press release:
“We are obviously disappointed for Serge, as he is a tremendous competitor, and we know how badly he wants to be on the court with his teammates,” said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. “At this point it is important that our team directs its concentration and energy towards preparation and execution for our upcoming series. As with all teams, our group has confronted different challenges. It is our collective experience that we will call on to ensure that we play to our capabilities.”
The Thunder will lose a key player in the postseason for a second year in a row, as guard Russell Westbrook missed last year’s playoff run after being injured early in their first round series with the Houston Rockets. As game one of the Western Conference Finals is set to tip-off Monday, the San Antonio Spurs also have Tony Parker listed as day-to-day with a left hamstring strain.