Spurs’ Tony Parker says he expects to miss another 4-5 months

Tony Parker (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Tony Parker says that he now expects to miss the next four to five months after undergoing knee surgery in early May.

In an interview with Argentina’s LPG TV, Parker gave an update for his rehab process along with when he expects to be back on the court for the San Antonio Spurs.

“It’s OK. It’s OK. It’s getting better and better. I’m starting to run a little bit. I’m walking pretty well,” said Parker earlier in the week. “I think it’s still going to be a long process. It’s still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy with the progress.”

Parker tore his quadriceps tendon during the 2017 playoffs, which required season-ending surgery.

Considering Parker’s estimate, it’s not likely we see the four-time champion suit up for the Spurs’ season opener on Oct. 18.

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