Spurs will hope recent injury concerns with Parker aren’t too serious.
The San Antonio Spurs are set to be without star point guard Tony Parker for their upcoming games after he picked up an ankle injury in the win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Parker has been inspirational for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich so far this season, averaging 21.1 points and 7.6 assists per game in over 50 appearances this season.
As a result, Popovich and the Spurs will be hoping his ankle injury isn’t serious enough to rule him out for too long, although they will undoubtedly prefer to lose Parker now rather than in the post-season.
Parker has had his injury issues in recent weeks which have triggered worries over his fitness, missing games due to knee and tricep injuries respectively, but his absence is unlikely to lead to a significant dip in overall form.
The Spurs have fallen slightly out of their stride in recent weeks but remain at the top of the Western Conference.
However, with just over six weeks left of the regular season, they will be want to avoid Parker picking up further problems ahead of the playoffs.
The Frenchman is a genuine contender for the MVP award this year, and his fitness will play a vital part in the upcoming post-season.