Manu Ginobili Strained His Left Hamstring

by January 14, 2013

There’s no telling how long Manu Ginobili will be out due to an injured left hamstring, but there’s a feeling around the San Antonio Spurs that he won’t be suiting up for some time. From the Express-News: “Manu Ginobili added to the lengthy list of injuries he’s suffered in his 11th NBA season with a strained left hamstring that forced him to miss the second half of Sunday’s 106-88 victory over the Timberwolves. It is at least the fourth injury Ginobili — nicknamed ‘El Contusión’ by former teammate Brent Barry — has incurred this season. In addition to a sore foot in the preseason, he has missed three regular-season contests with back spasms and a thigh contusion. Head coach Gregg Popovich said Ginobili will be re-evaluated today. From the tone of Stephen Jackson’s comments, he’s anticipating Ginobili will miss some time. The Spurs’ next game is Wednesday at home against Memphis. ‘It sucks,’ said Jackson, ‘but it’s a part of the game. I’m glad it’s a strain and not a pull. He’ll be back a little quicker. But we have to step up. One person won’t be able to fill Manu’s shoes for what he does. Me, Gary (Neal), a couple other guys off the bench have to do it collectively.'”