The San Antonio Spurs weren’t overly concerned when point guard Tony Parker suffered a hamstring injury during their Game 5 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, despite the fact that he was forced to miss the remainder of the contest.
Trainers stated that Parker could have played in Game 6, if needed, but thanks to the Spurs eliminating the Blazers, the Spurs had an extra few days before Monday’s Game 1.
Parker was able to use that downtime to his advantage and will take the court when the series opens, this according to Sam Amick.
Spurs' Gregg Popovich says Tony Parker (hamstring) good to go for tomorrow's Game 1.Also accuses @Monroe_SA of smoking that "Colorado stuff"
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 18, 2014
There wasn’t much fear that Parker would miss any game action, especially given the extra few days of rest he received, though it’s still positive word for the Spurs who will seemingly get a healthy Parker back in action.
Of course, hamstring problems are about as nagging in nature as injuries come, so it’s likely San Antonio will be a little extra cautious with Parker and if he shows any sign of problems, he may find his way to the bench to avoid any further problems.
Opposing Russell Westbrook isn’t exactly a recipe for success to keep hamstrings healthy either, though, as of now everything looks positive for the veteran point guard.