Spurs confirm Parker sprained ankle

SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker will miss the next game for the French national team after the Spurs confirmed a mild right ankle sprain in their star point guard.

The Spurs brought Parker back to San Antonio for tests after their leading scorer injured his ankle and thigh in a collision with an Austrian player last week. Parker is not expected to play when France plays Italy on Wednesday in a European championship qualifier.

The Spurs said Parker will rejoin the French team this week, and that his return will depend on how his ankle responds to treatment.

Parker has said earlier tests showed no signs of ligament tears or serious complications.