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Report: San Antonio Spurs Expect Tony Parker Will Need Season-Ending Surgery

Tony Parker being carried off the court.

We have likely seen the last of Tony Parker for the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Last night, veteran San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker suffered what appeared to be an ugly knee injury late in his team's 121-96 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Parker had to be carried off the court.

This morning, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that San Antonio expects Parker will need season-ending surgery.

https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/860141444341923841

Before his injury, Parker scored 18 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds in 26 minutes. For the postseason, he was averaging 15.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Now, the Spurs look like they will be without the 15-year veteran and four-time NBA champ. Backup Patty Mills is likely to step into the starting role, but knowing Gregg Popovich, he'll utilize a number of different players to help ease the burden of losing Parker.

The Spurs and Rockets are tied at 1-1. Game 3 is set for tomorrow night in Houston.