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One friend whom Parker has been particularly thankful for in his support from the moment the injury happened is fellow Frenchman and retired soccer megastar Thierry Henry. “He’s like a big brother, one of my best friends,” Parker said. “It’s great to have a friend who experienced the same stuff as you and supports you. Throughout my career, he’s always been there for me. “When I got hurt, he came to see me three days after. He took a plane and came to support me right after my surgery. It’s pretty nice to have friends like that.”
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Conveniently, the Austin Spurs hold training this week in San Antonio, which allows Parker to work with the team as he continues rehabilitating a torn quadriceps tendon, which ended his season in May during the Western Conference semifinals. Doctors cleared Parker medically in September, but the Spurs typically take a cautious approach in bringing back players from injury. The initial timetable for return was January for Parker, who believes he’ll return even sooner if the rehabilitation process continues on its current track.

On the eve of the Spurs’ Media Day, a report surfaced that bodes well for point guard Tony Parker returning to the court sooner than expected after he suffered a postseason-ending left quad injury in May. Parker told L’Equipe that a recent MRI revealed his tendon is healed and that doctors have given him the green light to return to the court. “I got some good news,” Parker said. “My tendon is healed. I worked a lot and paid (the price).”

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker injured his left quadriceps muscle during last season’s playoff run, which all but ended ended his season. After undergoing successful surgery in the offseason, he has been projected to return to the Spurs until January of the 2017-18 NBA season. Or maybe he is coming back sooner than later according to his teammate Danny Green. Green touched on Parker’s return with French site LCI and revealed No. 9 might be back on the floor a lot earlier than most expect.

Danny Green: “[Tony Parker] obviously had a tough injury last year but he’s recovering. He’s a couple of months ahead of schedule… I don’t want to leak anything but he might be playing a lot sooner than people think he’s playing. He’s been doing his rehab like a monster, like a maniac. He’s been working out like a maniac and mentally he’s really focused and trying to get his body healthy and get it right. You’ll probably be seeing Tony playing a lot sooner than what most people expect him to be back by.”

Tony Parker expects to be back on the court in four to five months. The Spurs point guard offered that timeline during a recent interview with Argentina’s LPG TV. In previous interviews, he said he hoped to return in January. “It’s OK. It’s getting better and better,” he said of his recovery from the left quadriceps injury that sidelined him in the second round of the playoffs last season. “I’m starting to run like a little bit. I’m walking pretty well. I think it’s still going to be a long process. It’s still going to take like another four or five months, but I am very happy with the progresses. I am advancing in my rehab.”

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker is on the mend after suffering a left quadriceps injury in last season’s playoff run. However, since then, he is having himself a speedy recovery and is optimistic he’ll he back on the court in 4-5 months time in a sit down interview with Argentinian TV LPG TV. “It’s OK. It’s OK. It’s getting better and better. I’m starting to run like a little bit. I’m walking pretty well. I think it’s still going to be a long process. It’s still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress. I am in advance in my rehab.”

“I will play my best basketball when I return in January”, Parker told L’Equipe. After his injury in the NBA playoffs, the player is on the road to recovery and already wants to give it all for next season. He is expected to make his return with the Spurs in about six to eight months, and he still feels frustrated with the injury: “The first thing that came in when I got injured, was frustration. I was super good and we had the chance to go until the end and get the title.”

When Patty Mills saw Tony Parker at the Spurs’ practice facility on Thursday, Mills made sure to wish Parker a happy birthday and give him a little pep talk. Parker, who turned 35 on Wednesday, was hobbling around on crutches after sustaining a ruptured left quadriceps in Game 2 of the Spurs’ second-round series against Houston that required surgery. “I said happy birthday to him,” Mills said at Spurs’ practice Friday. “From what I was aware of, it was his first day of rehab yesterday. He would like to be better off, and out on the court, but I think he’s trying to take care of his knee at the moment and doing what’s best for him.”

Tony Parker underwent successful surgery to repair the ruptured left quadriceps tendon he suffered during the Spurs’ Game 2 victory Wednesday, the team announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Schmidt, one of the team’s physicians. The Spurs did not give a timeline for the 34-year-old Parker’s return, but in typical cases it could take eight months or longer to fully recover, said Dr. Josh Bell, a San Antonio orthopedist. “If four to six months, you can usually return to some activity,” said Bell, who works for the Sports Institute of the San Antonio Orthopedic Group. “But that’s not basketball.”

Spurs guard Tony Parker underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio. The exam revealed that Parker has suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. The injury occurred at the 8:52 mark of the fourth quarter of last night’s Spurs-Rockets game. Parker will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date.

Tony Parker sustained what the Spurs are calling a left leg injury in the fourth quarter of the team’s 121-96 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series, which is now tied 1-1. Parker will have an MRI on Thursday. The Spurs’ starting point guard collapsed to the floor clutching his left leg with 8 minutes and 43 seconds left in the game. Parker put his arms around Dejounte Murray and Dewayne Dedmon, and attempted to limp off of the court, but he could not put any weight on the leg.

The nagging injuries Parker has endured this season causing him to miss 14 games didn’t bother him. Parker’s inability to get into a rhythm lately due to his latest injury (back stiffness) caused no dismay, either. When it was assumed the 34-year-old was a bit frustrated by it all, Parker smiled and quickly dismissed it. “I feel blessed to be honest,” said Parker after the Spurs’ 118-102 victory over the Kings, “because I’m playing and I’m having fun.”

Signs point to Spurs point guard Tony Parker returning to action Saturday night against the Grizzlies after missing the last four games with what the team called back stiffness. Parker was an active participant in the team’s shootaround Saturday morning and was not included on the injury report released by the team in the afternoon. The Spurs, however, ruled rookie point guard Dejounte Murray out with a left groin injury. The Spurs reported no other injuries.
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