Spurs’ Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon


In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker holds his left leg after getting injured in the second half of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at the AT&T Center against the Houston Rockets in San Antonio. The Spurs announced on Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs say veteran guard Tony Parker has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left quadriceps tendon.

The team said Friday’s procedure was performed by Spurs physician Dr. David Schmidt and a timeline for Parker’s return will be determined later.

The 34-year-old Parker was injured Wednesday night as the Spurs evened their second-round playoff series against the Rockets at 1-1. Game 3 was Friday night in Houston.

The Frenchman averaged 10.1 points in the regular season, but had raised that to 15.9 points on 53 percent shooting in eight playoff games. It will be up to Patty Mills, rookie Dejounte Murray and others to pick up the slack against James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and the rest of Houston’s sharp-shooting guards.

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