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Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 10:15 am  |  5 responses

Tony Parker Got Medical Clearance to Play for France in Olympics


There were concerns about Tony Parker’s availability for the Olympic Games this summer in London, immediately following the eye injury he suffered during a nightclub brawl. The doctors, though, have given TP the green light to take part in the Games. Per Reuters: “San Antonio Spurs’s French point guard Tony Parker has recovered from an eye injury and will be fit to take part in the London Olympics, his national basketball federation said on Friday. ‘Two eye specialists sent by the San Antonio Spurs have confirmed the opinion of the French doctor who had operated on Tony Parker and said he was fit to resume competition,’ the FFBB said on their website (www.ffbb.com). Parker had to undergo surgery to remove a shard of glass from his eye, which he was also at risk of losing. The FFBB said that Parker would soon join the French team from Atlanta, Georgia, were he had his eye examined by the two ophtalmologists, adding he could play a few minutes of France’s game against Britain on Saturday.”

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  • http://slamonline.com LLC#12

    Good news, would of been a shame to see another great player sidelined from the olympics. Shame Noahs out, but with Parker, Batum, Diaw, Seraphin and Turiaf they’ll still be competitive.

  • pposse

    as chris brown would say “thats that ish i dont liiiike”

  • Yann Blavec

    Allons enfants !!

  • Jon

    Whew, my 2 France tickets would be a waste of time if he wasn’t playing.

  • http://gmail.com Gangsta

    Great stuff I like dat french cat.But if it wasn’t 4 the power of money he’d have lost his eye 4 sure. who said money aint a thing??????

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