Spurs Guard T.J. Ford Will Miss 4-6 Weeks With Torn Hamstring

Thursday January 12th, 2012

The deep, dangerous roster of the San Antonio Spurs just got a little bit less so -- reserve guard T.J. Ford will be out four to six weeks with a longitudinal tear of his left hamstring.

Ford sustained the injury in the first quarter of the Spurs' loss to the Bucks last night. He was examined today by team physician David Schmidt, and an MRI confimed the torn hamstring.

The 28-year-old Ford, a lottery pick in the 2003 draft, has played for the Bucks, Raptors, Pacers and now the Spurs in his nine-year NBA career. Ford was averaging 4.2 points, 3.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game off the bench, backing up Spurs point guard Tony Parker. The 6-4 Spurs will take on the Rockets without Ford tonight.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.