Spurs Without Parker for “Foreseeable Future”


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Jeff Gross/Getty Images(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Prior to Tuesday’s 113-103 win on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich told members of the media that point guard Tony Parker would be out “for the foreseeable future” with “a variety of maladies.”

Parker has suffered from stiffness in his lower back recently but did participate in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

“He doesn’t have a pulled hamstring or anything, but he’s got a lot of little things,” Popovich said.

Parker has kept San Antonio as a fixture in the postseason, winning the NBA Championship in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The six-time all-star also played for the French National team in the offseason, which has his head coach a little concerned.

“Basically a lot of basketball the last three years, all season long, all summer long,” Popovich said. “It’s caught up to him.”

“He wants me to get all of my little stuff healed,” said Parker, who did not cite a specific injury. “So however much time it takes, next time I come back on the court he wants me to be 100 percent.”

The Spurs are 39-15 on the season following their victory over the Clippers and have the second best record in the Western Conference.

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