Manu Ginobili Says He Played Through Fractured Arm

Despite Tony Allen’s skepticism, Ginobili tells the media back in his home country that he had a small fracture in his right arm, and played through it against the Memphis Grizzlies. From the Express-News: “Ginobili told the Argentine website that he sustained a small fracture of the right humerus, the long bone in the arm that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. The injury occurred in the final game of the regular season on April 13 when he was trapped in a collision between Tim Duncan and Phoenix’s Grant Hill. The Spurs originally announced that Ginobili sustained a sprained elbow. He missed the first game of the playoffs and then played the remaining five games with the injury in the six-game series loss to Memphis. He averaged a team-leading 20.6 points per game against the Grizzlies despite playing with a balky brace. Here’s what he told Argentine reporters (translation provided by ‘Last Wednesday, the medical staff of San Antonio I had the last MRI,’ Ginobili said. ‘The liquid has been absorbed and small fracture in the humerus is welded at 85 percent. I have to be doing nothing for 3 weeks and then begin slowly.’ If Ginobili in fact played with a broken arm, there’s no wonder that Gregg Popovich was so adamant in defending his courage compared to Rajon Rondo’s comeback from a hyperextended elbow for Boston against Miami.”