Tony Parker to Undergo MRI on Injured Right Knee

by August 27, 2013

San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker hurt his right knee while playing in an exhibition game for France in preparation for next month’s EuroBasket tourney. He will undergo an MRI today to determine the severity of the injury. Project Spurs and the Express-News translate a report from L’Equipe: “Last Thursday, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had sustained a minor injury to his right knee in the French National teams practice session. After sitting out in France’s loss to Spain on Friday, Parker returned to the court Monday as France lost to Spain once again 85-84. According to the French website L’Equipe, Parker’s knee was injured again in the match and he will have to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. […] ‘We need to continue to grow, but it is true that we have missed a great opportunity to win this game. It would have been good to take. It was a good game overall. Me, I have to continue to get back in shape. I had a good shot at the end but I did not put. I go tired of this game. There are many things we can do better. we need to learn to win these matches and then manage these matches there. We’ll fight. It will change one day or another. It is the preparation and the goal is to beat in competition.’ […] The injury does not appear to be serious. Parker was hurt at some point during France’s 85-84 loss to rival Spain in Montpellier. He scored 26 of his 29 points in the second half, but missed a 3-pointer at the end. The injury was not referenced in a wire story about the game, nor did Parker address it in comments published by L’Equipe. EuroBasket will be held from Sept. 4-22 in Slovenia. Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are among the notable players who are skipping the tournament. The Spurs open training camp on Oct. 1.”