San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker has progressively worked through his recovery from a torn quadriceps injury that has him on track to potentially make his return next month.

In line with that, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated is reporting that the Spurs have scheduled to put Parker down on a rehab assignment with the organization’s G-League affililate, Austin Spurs.

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This is a major step in Parker’s recovery as it provides him an opportunity to test where he is at this point physically. Although it’s not the same caliber of talent he will face in the NBA, it will put him in situations where he will have to work through scenarios and sequences that arise during a game.

Parker is well ahead of the original timetable that had him slated to make his return to the court at some point in December. He has continued to take strides forward from the injury that he suffered in the playoffs in the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

This will mark Parker’s 17th season in the league while he’s also set to enter the final year of three-year, $43.3 million deal that is worth $15.4 million. Upon his return, the 35-year-old will reassume his role as the starting point guard.