Spurs guard Tony Parker will make his season debut on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks, the guard announced on social media.
Parker had missed the first 19 games of the regular season due to a ruptured quad suffered in May. He also missed eight Playoff games against the Rockets and Warriors when he first sustained the injury, undergoing surgery in the spring.
“Get ready #SpursNation, I’m coming back on tomorrow’s game against Dallas!
I’m really excited to play again. It has been some tough months with a lot of recovery, patience and mental strength. I wanted to thank everyone who believed in my return. Fans, Family, Friends, my Recovery Team and the San Antonio Spurs, I couldn’t have done this without your support. Go Spurs!” Parker posted on Facebook.
Parker has spent the past six months doing rehab work, which included a couple of brief assignments in the G League with the Austin Spurs.
The Spurs will host Dallas in a game televised by NBATV tomorrow evening. Patty Mills has served as the team’s starting point guard in Parker’s absence so far this season.
Parker averaged 10.1 points and 4.5 assists in 25.2 minutes per game last season.