Spurs likely to be without Parker for game against Phoenix on Sunday.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is set to miss Sunday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns after picking up an injury.
Parker, who has very much been the star of the show for the Spurs in recent weeks, has a right triceps contusion according to San Antonio Express-News’ Jeff McDonald.
It is believed that the Frenchman picked up the strain during the over-time loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, and is doubtful to feature against the Suns.
His absence will come as a blow for coach Gregg Popovich, who will still be confident ahead of facing Phoenix, but will hope the injury will not rule him out for long.
Parker has enjoyed an incredible scoring streak over the last month, in the absence of injured duo Tim Duncan and Manu GInobili, leading the offense by scoring heavily with 30 points-or-more games.
The 30-year-old is averaging 21.1 points, 7.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game as he continues to have a potential MVP season for the Spurs.
Despite San Antonio coasting at the top of the Western Conference, Popovich will be expecting a big contribution from the rest of his team in Parker’s absence, as they look to build on their 44-13 record.
Spurs’ fans will be hoping that the injuries pass ahead of the post-season, where they will need to have a clean bill of health for all their stars ahead of the play-offs.