Parker injury operation ‘successful’ – Spurs


Parker injury operation 'successful' – Spurs

Los Angeles (AFP) – San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured muscle tendon but there is no timetable for his eventual return, the NBA team said Friday.

Parker was ruled out of the remainder of the season after collapsing to the court during the Spurs’ win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

The Spurs said in an injury update on Friday that the 34-year-old underwent an operation to fix his left quadriceps tendon in a procedure carried out by team physician David Schmidt.

“A timeline for Parker’s return will be determined at a later date,” the Spurs update said.

On Wednesday, Parker became the ninth player in playoff history to reach 4,000 career points.

He and Cleveland superstar LeBron James are now the NBA’s only players to have scored 4,000 points and recorded 1,000 assists in the playoffs.

Parker is in his 16th season in the NBA and has helped the Spurs to four NBA titles in the past.

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs checks on Tony Parker as he lay on the floor after an injury against the Houston Rockets during Game Two of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals May 3, 2017


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