Parker Not in Control of Olympic Destiny
(Tony) Parker posted in French on his official website, TP9.net, that he is to fly from Paris to New York, where his eye is to be re-examined by a specialist.
(R.C.) Buford said details of the exam have yet to be confirmed.
The posting on Parker’s website said the Spurs’ star underwent surgery last week in Paris to remove a shard of glass from the damaged eye. Parker asserted that the glass had penetrated 99 percent of the eye.
“I can say today, I almost lost my eye,” the posting said. “So I had surgery on Sunday morning (June 17) under general anesthesia.”
Parker said his participation in the Olympic tournament in London is in the Spurs’ hands.
“The Spurs are very worried,” he said. “Based on the result, it will be determined whether I have to miss the Olympics. The decision is no longer mine. It is in the hands of the physician and San Antonio.”
If he is cleared for the London competition, Parker said, he will wear protective goggles.