San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had another whale of a game last night in the Spurs overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to go up 2-o in the series, as Parker had 15 points, 18 assists, and three steals in an incredible double-double with some great defense added to that. Parker also added five boards, and he more than made up for a poor shooting line at 6-20 with the other numbers. The Spurs are closely monitoring Parker’s health and even though he didn’t suffer an injury, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports that Parker will have a precautionary MRI on his calf.
Tony Parker was the one who stated this news, and this is simply a case of the Spurs being extremely cautious with a star player. They want to check how is calf is doing, even if he is in full health. It is better to be safe and proactive in these cases, and there is no need to worry about Parker’s status at all; the Spurs just enjoy doing their due diligence.
However, it is important to note that this isn’t exactly a non-issue (even if it is very minor), because Parker did suffer from the calf bruise during the playoffs and went as far to call it the worst bruise of his career. The Spurs point guard is clearly healthy now and won’t be missing any games due to the calf injury, but the Spurs are nonetheless wise to closely track his recovery going forward.