The injuries are starting to mount during the 2017 NBA Playoffs, especially at the point guard position. Three different starting point guards are dealing with injuries, with varying levels of severity. Below we are the latest NBA injury updates you need to know, including how long Tony Parker will be out.
Tony Parker Done For Playoffs
The Spurs have lost their point guard for the rest of the playoffs and maybe even the start of next year.
Tony Parker Injury Update: pic.twitter.com/i3SUAo9Map— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 4, 2017
Although the Spurs did not announce a recovery time, it won't be a short. The standard recovery time for a torn quad is a 6-to-8 months, which would jeopardize Parker for the start of next season. Parker has battled various injuries this year and will turn 35 later this month. Patty Mills will likely start in place of Parker for the rest of the playoffs.
George Hill Out For Game 2
Sticking with point guards, the Utah Jazz won't have George Hill in Game 2 of their matchup with the Golden State Warriors Thursday night.
Injury update - George Hill is OUT with left big toe soreness #UTAatGSW— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 4, 2017
"You reach a point where it's hard to be effective," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said. "He was battling the same thing in the Clippers series. ... You get to a point where hopefully a few days off will calm it down a little bit. But he's still going to have to fight it."
Hill missed 13 games earlier this year while battling the same injury. It's unclear who will take on added minutes with Hill out. Backup point guards Shelvin Mack, Raul Neto and Dante Exum are all potential options.
Kyle Lowry Questionable For Game 3
The Toronto Raptors are already down 2-0 in their series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and now they have even more bad news. Point guard Kyle Lowry is questionable for Game 3.
Casey has referred to Lowry as 'questionable' for G3 twice now in his briefing re: Lowry, who is going for MRI this afternoon.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) May 4, 2017
Lowry needs the MRI after leaving Game 2 when he spraining his ankle after colliding with teammate Norman Powell. Lowry did briefly return to the game after the injury, but spent the fourth quarter in the locker room. The loss of Lowry would be a huge blow to the Raptors. If he can't play, backup point guards Cory Joseph and then Delon Wright will pick up the extra minutes.Back to the NBA Newsfeed