May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) looks on during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Parker to have MRI on knee after injury in French exhibition

The San Antonio Spurs are going to be unhappy to learn that point guard Tony Parker has injured his knee during an exhibition with the French international team. According to reports, Parker will need to undergo an MRI on the injured knee, but the good news is that is appears to be nothing major.

From Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News:

Details were extremely limited, but French sports daily L’Equipe reported that Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee for the second time in exhibition play leading up to next month’s EuroBasket tournament.

The injury does not appear to be serious. … The injury was not referenced in a wire story about the game, nor did Parker address it in comments published by L’Equipe.

Parker is no stranger to injuries and playing through them, but if there is the slightest damage then the Spurs will be urging Parker to shut it down and sit out of the EuroBasket tournament that he was preparing for.

This is just the latest example of why teams get uneasy when their overseas players participate in international tournaments and exhibitions.

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