Tony Parker left Game 2 in the Western Conference semifinals early in the fourth quarter clutching his left knee. The worst is yet to come.
The team announced that the Spurs guard has a ruptured left quadriceps tendon and will miss the remainder of the playoffs. The timeline for Parker’s return would be determined at a later date.
Parker, 34, had an MRI after suffering the injury during the Spurs’ 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
With 8:52 left in the fourth quarter, Parker immediately clutched at his left knee after a driving floater over Patrick Beverley and collapsed to the court, where he lay motionless for several minutes.
He rose to his feet but was unable to put any pressure on his left leg, so he was carried off the court by rookie guard Dejounte Murray and center Dewayne Dedmon.
Said coach Gregg Popovich after the game: “It’s not good.”
Houston will host Game 3 of the best-of-seven series Friday night.