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Report: Tony Parker set for MRI after injuring knee in exhibition while playing for French national team

Aug 26, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

French guard Tony Parker catches the bal Getty Images

It wasn’t all that long ago that NBA teams would strongly suggest to their international players that they turn down the opportunity to represent their country in global basketball events held during the offseason.

With so many players from outside the United States now in the league, though, along with the fact that contracts of teams’ best players are insured against injury, that practice has ended, for the most part.

But when you hear of players suffering injuries in international play — especially during exhibitions — well, you can see where team personnel might be coming from.

From Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News:

Details were extremely limited, but French sports daily L’Equipe reported that Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee for the second time in exhibition play leading up to next month’s EuroBasket tournament.

The injury does not appear to be serious. … The injury was not referenced in a wire story about the game, nor did Parker address it in comments published by L’Equipe.

We’ll hope for the best where Parker is concerned, but the Spurs can’t be happy with even a slight injury to their All-Star point guard, considering that he was playing at less than 100 percent during the team’s Finals matchup with the Heat a little over two months ago.

  1. dezglobal - Aug 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Never liked this guy since he cheated on Eva Longoria. I mean… She so damn fine he must be stupid.

    • maracineanu16 - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:27 AM

      where you there, while he was cheating?

  2. milkman1989 - Aug 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Popovich gonna be p*******************ssed

    • maracineanu16 - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:29 AM

      never mind, the national team is in first place for Parker, anyway (as it should be for all players)

  3. 00maltliquor - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Parker always seems to be getting hurt with nagging injuries.

  4. rohlo - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    nice goggles! hes tony rambis now!!

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM


    • badintent - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:53 AM

      After Crissy Brown punk threw bottles at Drake , missed and hit Tony in the eye, he has to wear them as safety protection.

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