Tony Parker gets Olympic nod

Jul 07, 2012, 08:45 IST | AFP

France star Tony Parker was yesterday cleared to take part in the London Games after suffering an eye injury in an altercation in a nightclub in New York last month.

The news that the San Antonio Spurs points guard has been given the green light is a boost for the team after the withdrawal of Bulls centre Joakim Noah with a nagging ankle injury.

Tony Parker

“I just arrived in Paris with good news. I’m going to the Olympics!!! I’m really happy I got the green light from Spurs!! Thank you Pop!! Now, towards London with beautiful protective glasses!” Parker wrote on his Twitter account.

Parker suffered a scratch to his cornea after being hit by a thrown glass bottle during a scuffle between singer Chris Brown and members of hip hop star Drake’s entourage.  

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