San Antonio Spurs’ All-Star point guard Tony Parker only played 10 minutes in the team’s 104-82 series clinching victory over Portland on Wednesday night due to tightness in his left hamstring.
Parker will undergo an MRI on his hamstring today to diagnose the severity of the injury.
Parker left the game with 8:46 remaining in the second quarter. He headed back to the locker room followed closely by San Antonio general manager R.C. Buford and team physician, Dr. Paul Saenz.
There was no indication that Parker was injured before leaving Wednesday’s game so it appeared he sat out for precautionary reasons.
Parker will undergo an MRI Thursday to determine the severity of the injury.
“Luckily we have a couple of days,” Tim Duncan said. “It worries us, obviously, but he’s been going hard. He’s had a great series thus far, and it just kind of caught up with him. They pulled the plug on him before he hurt himself. He started to feel a little weird and they did the right thing. Hopefully that helps; hopefully there’s nothing there.”
This isn’t the first time Parker has suffered from a sore hamstring. The Spurs’ star suffered a right hamstring injury during the NBA Finals last season.