Parker rup­tures quadri­ceps ten­don

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE - JON KRAWCZYNSKI

San An­to­nio Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss the rest of the play­offs af­ter rup­tur­ing the quadri­ceps ten­don in his left leg in Game 2 of the Western Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals against the Hous­ton Rock­ets.

Parker will need sea­son-end­ing surgery, mean­ing the Spurs will have to go through the rest of the post-sea­son with­out their vet­eran floor leader. He was in­jured with 8:34 to play in Wed­nes­day night’s game and the Spurs went on to win and tie the se­ries at one game apiece.

While the 34-year-old Parker is not the dy­namic play­maker he was in his younger days, he has still been hugely im­por­tant to what the team does. Af­ter the Spurs were blown out in Game 1, Parker re­sponded with 18 points in 25 min­utes be­fore get­ting in­jured.

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