The results of the MRI on Tony Parker‘s back are in, and it’s not great news for the San Antonio Spurs.
Parker, who had to leave Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies with back spasms, does indeed have a sprained facet joint, and will miss the Spurs’ two-game road trip to Minnesota and Dallas, according to a report from ESPN.com.
Parker will be considered day to day when the Spurs return from their trip.
Cory Joseph, who San Antonio head coach Greg Popovich played in Parker’s stead on Sunday, is expected to start at point guard until Parker returns.
San Antonio (60-17) is 4½ games ahead of Oklahoma City in the Western Conference, so losing their leading scorer even for a few games could be crucial, especially with the playoffs fast approaching.
Is this the point in the season when the NBA-leading Spurs’ age begins to catch up with them? We keep saying that every year, yet here they are (as always) making a run at the end of the year.