Speaking to Rod Boone, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says his hamstring could “tear at any time”. Gulp.
Tony Parker: “My hamstring could tear at any time.” Said if this was the regular season, he’d definitely be resting.
Well that sounds extremely encouraging.
Parker of course suffered a Grade-1 hamstring strain in Game 3 but was able to finish the game despite the pain. Now, just two victories away from another NBA Championship, the talented guard is willing to put his on court dreams ahead of his health, risking a painful and significant injury in hopes of bring more hardware to the Alamo.
The Belgium-born guard said earlier that if it wasn’t the playoffs, he’d be out at least ten days, more likely two to three weeks and that he’s been “living” in ice trying to keep the strain at a comfortable level.
It’s difficult enough to play in the NBA, let alone the NBA Finals against competition like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Doing so, knowing one minor step could blow up your extremely tender hamstring has to make it relatively terrifying.