Tony Parker Says He’d Rest His Hamstring 10 Days If It Was The Regular Season

by June 16, 2013

Tony Parker’s right hamstring has been slowing him down as of late, and though he’ll surely give it a go Sunday night (and the one or two games that will follow), TP admitted to the media that if we were amidst the regular season, he’d probably take it easy for a couple of weeks. Per SI: “Tony Parker’s strained right hamstring is progressing well, but the All-Star Spurs guard said Saturday that playing through the pain bears a risk of re-injury that would see him sidelined if the stakes weren’t so high. ‘My hamstring can tear any time now,’ Parker said, one day before Game 5 of the Finals against the Heat tips off on Sunday night. ‘If it was the regular season, I would be resting like 10 days. But now it’s the NBA Finals. If it gets a tear, it’s life.’ So far, Parker is tear-free, and there haven’t been any setbacks during the two days off between Game 4 on Thursday and Game 5. Parker was able to shoot jumpers with his teammates during a portion of Saturday’s practice that was open to the media. ‘It feels good, it feels good,’ Parker said of his hamstring. ‘I feel like I’m getting stronger with it. My goal is to be close to 100 percent by [Sunday].'”