Spurs' Tony Parker expected to need season-ending knee surgery

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker's season appears to be over after an injury late in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

While results of the MRI taken Thursday morning were not yet announced, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick on Thursday that the Spurs are expecting Parker to need season-ending knee surgery. The person requested anonymity because the results of the MRI hadn't been publicly released.

The pre-MRI diagnosis was that Parker had likely suffered either a partial or full tear of his left quadriceps tendon with surgery seen as the likely solution, either way.

 

 
Asked about the injury after San Antonio’s 121-96 victory, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "It's not good.

Yahoo Sports was the first to report that the Spurs expected Parker to be lost for the rest of the postseason.

Parker crumpled to the floor after he cut through the lane on a drive and grabbed his knee with 8:43 remaining.

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