An MRI exam on Monday showed that Parker, the Spurs' starting point guard, has a mild strain of the left iliopsoas, which sounds more like small dinosaur than a small group of muscles on the front side of the hip joint, which is what it is.
The good news: The team's medical staff has not ordered Parker to sit out for an extended period of time.
Though team doctors have said Parker does not have to sit Parker for an extended amount of time, earlier today, I offered the long-term benefits of Parker sitting out a few games to heal up heading into the stretch run of the Spurs regular season.
Since this past summer, these have been Parker's injuries:
- Playing for the French National team he suffered an ankle injury.
- Was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.
- Suffered an ankle injury in November versus the Portland Trailblazers.
- Suffered a mild strain to his hip joint.