Tony Parker expected to be out four weeks with ankle sprain
The San Antonio Spurs announced on Saturday that the results of an MRI revealed a grade 2 ankle sprain for Tony Parker and that the point guard is expected to miss four weeks.
That timetable, if accurate, would put Parker back in the lineup around the first week of April, giving him about two weeks to get up-to-speed before the playoffs start.
Parker you probably remember (because it was yesterday) twisted his ankle in the third quarter of the Spurs’ 130-102 win over the Sacramento Kings.
It’ll be the first extended stretch this Spurs will play without Tony Parker since the Spurs All-Star broke his hand against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010-11 season.
The injury to TP could cost the Spurs home court advantage with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers both within 3.5 games of San Antonio in the Western Conference. At the same time, Parker’s injury could help solidify the backup point guard role, which has been uncertain this season.