Tony Parker reinjured his knee in an Aug. 26 contest against Spain and will need an MRI. (AFP/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker suffered a knee injury during practice sessions with the French National team but an MRI showed the injury was not serious. Project Spurs originally reported the injury, via French website L'Equipe.
CBSSports.com, via Basket USA, reports Parker is ready to resume play.
Parker initially suffered the injury on Thursday, sat out a game Friday, then played Monday, only to aggravate the knee. In his postgame comments he didn't reference the injury:
We need to continue to grow, but it is true that we have missed a great opportunity to win this game. It would have been good to take. It was a good game overall. Me, I have to continue to get back in shape. I had a good shot at the end but I did not put. I go tired of this game. There are many things we can do better. we need to learn to win these matches and then manage these matches there. We'll fight. It will change one day or another. It is the preparation and the goal is to beat in competition.
Parker, 31, averaged 20.3 points and 7.6 assists for the Western Conference champions Spurs, who begin the 2013-14 regular season Nov. 1 at the Clippers.