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Spurs news: Tony Parker feels he’s still four to five months away from returning

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It has been more than three months since San Antonio Spurs veteran guard Tony Parker suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon in the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

Since then, he has been steadily progressing through his rehab process and recently gave an update on his health status during an interview with Jeff Garcia of WOAI.

“It’s OK. It’s OK,” said the ex-All-Star. “It’s getting better and better. I’m starting to run like a little bit. I’m walking pretty well.

“I think it’s still going to be a long process,” Parker continued. “It’s still going to take like another four or five months, but I am very happy in with the progress. I am in advance in my rehab.”

This time frame would put him back on the court at some point in December or January this upcoming season. That said, the Spurs are likely to take a precautionary route given his age and the type of injury he suffered.

The 35-year-old is coming off another year where his production continued to drop to 10.1 points per game, which is the lowest total since his rookie campaign. His offensive role has progressively decreased over the last few years due to Kawhi Leonard becoming a more capable scorer.

Tony Parker is set to enter the final year of his deal with the Spurs that will be worth $15.4 million in what could be his final opportunity to show he can perform at a high level.