The San Antonio Spurs are going to be in the Playoffs this season, but can we really expect anything meaningful from them – without the services of one Manu Ginobili? Um, that was a rhetorical question, kids.
The Spurs are all but toast, and this is why. From the San Antonio Express-News:
Tests conducted Monday in San Antonio revealed a stress fracture in the right distal fibula, the lower portion of one of the three bones that form the ankle joint.
As a result, Ginobili will miss the remaining six games of the regular season, beginning with tonight’s game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, and all the playoffs.
To make matters worse, this aging, injury-riddled team will also be entering the postseason war with Tim Duncan’s health still a major concern. They’re currently the third seed in the West, with a half game cushion as division leaders.
We have the makings of one one long summer by the riverwalk.