Spurs say Parker won't need surgery on finger

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss four to six
weeks but won't have surgery on the right index finger he broke
playing for France in preparation for the world championship.

Parker injured the finger in a tuneup game against Brazil last
week and was evaluated by the Spurs medical staff Monday.

The Spurs open a 10-day training camp in Parker's home country
in about six weeks. A team official said it was uncertain whether
Parker would be cleared to play by then. The Spurs play their first
preseason game Oct. 5 in France and open the regular season Nov. 2
at Dallas.

France has won twice at the world championship since losing its
opener to Olympic gold medalist Argentina.