Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 3/4/13

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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  It has been declared that Tony Parker will be out for around four weeks with an ankle injury. Yes this news may be a few days late, but the message is new and gives hope to the fans of the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs’ hold on the number one seed in the West may be in trouble, but with the majority of their remaining games at home and the fact that they rarely lose in front of their fans, means they should not fall too far. Parker is their MVP and will be missed, but he will be more than ready to dominate come playoff time, but his injury may be a blessing in disguise, as it will give the Spurs’ backups a chance to prove their worth, get playing time and boost their confidence before the playoffs. The Spurs are very deep, which is one of the reasons the loss of their best player is not as crippling as it would be with most teams. They have enough scoring and defense to still beat any team on any night, but it has already been proven that other players are ready to step up. In game...
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