Parker MRI Reveals Strained Hamstring
After experiencing pain and discomfort in his hamstring last night, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had an MRI this morning that indicated the injury is a strained hamstring with no tear.
At one point during Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Miami HEAT, Parker went back to the locker room to be evaluated by San Antonio’s medical staff. Parker was experiencing pain as well as a strange feeling in his hamstring.
“I felt something on my hamstring so I don’t know, I have no idea,” Parker said when asked how he felt after the game. “Hopefully it’s nothing big and it’s just a cramping, or got tight on me. I don’t know, it was just a weird feeling. I just wanted to make sure the doctor said I was okay and then I played two minutes in the fourth quarter and we were up big so Pop didn’t want to take a risk. … It was just weird. I can’t really remember one play. Hopefully it just got tight and hopefully I will be fine.”
Parker tweeted the update in French on Wednesday afternoon. A rough translation of his tweet is: “I just had MRI. Result: I suffer from a slight stretch to the hamstring. We’ll see tomorrow how I feel, I really hope to play!”
Parker finished the game with six points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field along with eight assists in 27 minutes. The Spurs beat the HEAT, 113-77, handing Miami their worst playoff loss in franchise history.
Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili combined for just 25 points, which is the fewest the trio has totaled in a playoff game. That’s encouraging for the Spurs, since they were still able to win by 36 points thanks to huge performances from Danny Green (27 points) and Gary Neal (24 points) among others.
All signs point to Parker being available for Game 4, which will be Thursday evening.