May 12, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) reacts after being fouled by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half of game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Tony Parker injury not expected to be serious


On Wednesday night, Tony Parker was forced to leave the San Antonio Spurs Game 5 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers with what was deemed to be a hamstring injury.

After initial testing, Parker was unable to return to the game though the team doesn’t fear that the injury is serious in nature, suggesting that if there was a Game 6 (had the Spurs lost to the Blazers), Parker would have been able to suit up.

From those who know: Parker hamstring “not bad.” Available for a Game 6? “We’d have him ready.”

Thankfully, the early closing out of the Blazers will give Parker a handful of days to rest as the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers continue to battle out their series with the winner set to face the Spurs in the Western Conference Final.

At minimum, Parker will have four days of rest though if the Clippers-Thunder series extends to seven games, he could have six.

Hamstring injuries are known for their nagging nature, but it sounds as if Parker will be ready for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, whenever they start.

They’ll certainly need him healthy as the Spurs will either be encountering Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook come the WFC.

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