Manu Ginobili Injury: Spurs’ Star Could Miss More Time with New Rib Injury

February 18th, 2012 by Andrew Kulha Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs may have lost Manu Ginobili to another injury.

In a lockout shortened NBA season everybody is feeling the physical effects, but perhaps none have been hit harder by the injury bug than Ginobili, who has already suffered a broken hand this season.

It doesn't look like things are going to be getting any better for the Spurs star.

According to the Spurs official Twitter, Ginobili strained his left oblique in the second half of Saturday's 103-101 win over the Los Ageles Clippers:

Manu Ginobili suffered a strained left oblique muscle in the second half of today's game. No update on him or Tiago Splitter at this time.

He did not return to the game, which had to be very unnerving for Spurs fans.

If that was unnerving though, this Tweet from ESPN's J.A. Adande sourcing coach Gregg Popovich must have sent them over the edge:

Pop on Ginobili injury in rib area: think we lost him again.

What does Popovich mean, saying that Ginobili has been lost again?

Is he lost for a few games, for a few weeks? He can't be lost for the season, can he?

At this point ...

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