San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced that point guard Tony Parker will be out “for the foreseeable future” due to “a variety of maladies”.
Despite stiffness in his lower back, Parker played in Sunday’s All-Star Game, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one assist.
“He doesn’t have a pulled hamstring or anything, but he’s got a lot of little things,” Popovich said, adding that Parker’s stints in the NBA and the French national team have caught up with him.
“Basically a lot of basketball the last three years, all season long, all summer long,” Popovich added. “It’s caught up to him.”
Parker did not cite specific injuries but said he agreed with the decision.
“The main thing with Pop, he doesn’t want me to play 50 percent, 60 percent,” Parker said. “That’s the main thing. He wants me to get all of my little stuff healed. So however much time it takes, next time I come back on the court he wants me to be 100 percent.”
Popovich also announced that Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter were doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.