Tony Parker has had a season to forget. The starting point guard for the San Antonio Spurs has dealt with numerous injuries this year, including sprained ankles, knee stiffness, hip pain, plantar fasciitis and even food poisoning. Now he has another injury: a broken right hand.
This injury is the worst of the bunch for the Parker. He is likely to miss around six weeks, which would sideline him for the rest of the regular season. The best case scenario is that he’ll be able to play the final few games before the playoffs.
Without Parker, the Spurs may find it difficult to reach the postseason. They are currently in the seventh seed in the Western Conference and have an amazingly difficult schedule the rest of the way. It’s very possible for a team like the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets or Memphis Grizzlies to leapfrog San Antonio.
In Parker’s place, George Hill will start at point guard. Manu Ginobili and Roger Mason, Jr. will also see more time at point guard. The Spurs will also likely sign a free agent point guard at some point in the next week.