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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 1:55 pm  |  10 responses

Manu Ginobili to Miss 6-8 Weeks Following Hand Surgery


Ginobili is set to have surgery tomorrow to repair the broken bone in his shooting hand, and according to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, Manu could be out of action for up to two months. From the Express-News: “Ginobili tweeted that the surgery will include a plate and screws being inserted on his ‘beloved left hand.’ Popovich said that Ginobili likely would be idled for six to eight weeks. ‘They have to put it back together again,’ Popovich said. ‘I don’t know what they are going to do, but he’s going to have surgery.’ Popovich said that Ginobili’s injury, which occurred in the second quarter of the Spurs’ loss at Minnesota Monday night, caused Gary Neal to be activated quicker than normal. ‘If Manu was healthy, Gary would have played a couple of games in Austin without a doubt,’ Popovich said. ‘With Manu’s injury since he has been cleared to go five-on-five, we figured we might just go ahead and throw him in the fire with that situation.’ Popovich said that Neal is ready to go and would play tonight against Golden State.”

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  • Heals

    Damn tough break for a guy who plays all out to be injured on what can be such an innocent play…

  • Lew alcindor

    word to heals, if he just didn’t try to steal he wouldve been fine but he’s an all or nothing guy.

  • PL

    Anyone else see Popp getting through this ok and the Spurs having a healthy, fresh Manu in the playoffs?

  • http://slam.online house

    damn I feel for Manu as he was playing really well.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    PL – Sure. Fresh yes. Game tested not so much. I think we are witnessing the slow, progressive downfall of one of the most athletic, creative and whimsical players of our generation.

  • rob stewart

    Gilbert Arenas ?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Time Duncan is getting old and can’t move around, Spurs are done for now, but Tony Parker might try to put the team on his back. BOOK IT!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Tarzan Cooper

    Rob has an interesting idea. I say go for gil. He will be cheap and could pay off amazingly well. Pop and tim could take care of him if need be.

  • pzl

    @Dacre Sure hope not, he’s been the most entertaining one-armed bandit in the L for a minute. Off topic but James Harden’s game reminds me of him and it’s not just the lefty thing.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    One of the only players in the L who actually works his butt of for his millions. And also one of the most creative players.
    Hope he recovers quickly.

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