NBA Injury News: Trouble in San Antonio? Spurs Guard Tony Parker to Undergo MRI on Back
By James Patrick Quizon | April 7, 2014 3:42 PM EST
The San Antonio Spurs are one of the rather “old” teams in the entire NBA. With a few games remaining in the regular season, the championship contenders are worried that one of their key players in Tony Parker might be suffering from an injury that can affect their chances in the postseason.
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The Frenchman is scheduled for an MRI on Monday after playing in just 9 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Spurs did beat the Grizz big, 112-92 and Parker even scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting before he left the floor because of back spasms.
Parker fell on his back at the 7:38 mark of the opening quarter and was fouled by the Grizz’s Mike Conley during the play.
Parker’s injury history doesn’t help. He has missed a total of 11 games this season; mild ankle sprain, shin contusion, tightness in his low back and a sore ankle among the many injury reports.
“We just have to hope it’s a couple-of-days thing,” said another Spurs veteran in Manu Ginobili, “Of course we are a different team with him. We need him healthy and strong for the playoffs.”
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was hopeful that it wasn’t a long-term injury as well but couldn’t give yet give updates on status of the injury.
"They're going to MRI his back tomorrow," said Popovich after the game. "I'm not a doctor, I don't know."
The All-Star averages 16.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 64 games this season.
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