Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/2/13

FOR SPORTS - Spurs' Tony Parker walks off the court after the Western Conference Playoffs First Round Game 1 against the Mavericks Saturday April 18, 2009 at the AT&T Center. The Mavericks won 105-97 Photo via Newscom

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    Bad news for San Antonio Spurs fans and Parker for MVP supporters, alike, as Parker has now been diagnosed with an ankle sprain. ESPN is reporting a confirmation of an ankle sprain Spurs MVP caliber point guard Tony Parker suffered in the 130-1102 win tonight vs the Sacramento Kings. Parker went down in the 3rd quarter after he went down awkwardly on his left ankle, he already had 13 points and 7 assists in the game. This comes as a blow to the Spurs, who have an injured Boris Diaw, Stephen Jackson and Gary Neal already. This also throws a wrench into any attempts Parker had at eclipsing Lebron for MVP nods, as Lebron has been a model of health and resilience over the course of an 82 game season. Head coach Gregg Popovich offered a grim prognosis: “He’ll be out a while. It’s a good one. We’ll miss him.”
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