Tony Parker Injury: Updates on Spurs Star's Triceps

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 23, 2013

San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker will miss Sunday night's road game against the Phoenix Suns with an injury.


UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:42 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

After missing Sunday's win over the Suns, Tony Parker is back in the Spurs starting lineup tonight according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News:


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UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1:37 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Tony Parker is still on track to play tomorrow against the Suns after practicing today, according to San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald.

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UPDATE: Monday, Feb. 25, at 9:58 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Great news for Spurs fans as Tony Parker (triceps) expects to return to action this Wednesday, according to San Antonio Express-News' Mike Monroe

Parker said he expects to be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s home game against the Suns.

'That will be five days for it to heal,' he said. 'I should be fine.'

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UPDATE: Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7:13 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

The Spurs, as they tweeted, are going to be a little shorthanded for their Sunday contest against the Suns:

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According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, Parker won't be able to take the floor in the Spurs' next game, thanks to a right triceps contusion:

It's not exactly clear when Parker suffered the injury, but chances are it was in the Spurs' most recent game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night in a losing effort that went to overtime. Parker logged a total of 40 minutes in that game.

Parker has been the lone constant for his team, as both Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have missed time this season due to injury and/or rest.

Both superstars are expected to be in the lineup on Sunday against the Suns, so at least head coach Gregg Popovich will have two of his best players to pick up the slack.

Gary Neal is also listed as questionable in McDonald's tweet, so there's a chance Patty Mills will get the nod for the Spurs, but nothing is certain as of yet. If Neal can't go, Popovich could go with a combination of Mills and Nando de Colo.

Mills has seen limited action this year with averages of 4.1 points and less than an assist and a rebound in nearly 10 minutes per game.

Parker is having an MVP-caliber season for the Spurs. The 30-year-old is averaging 21.1 points, 7.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game as the major catalyst for San Antonio's offense.

Whoever gets the call for the Spurs will have enormous shoes to fill in Parker's absence.