Spurs lose Danny Green to broken left hand

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The injury bug has officially made its sneaky, bastard-ish way to San Antonio, and this time its bitten the left hand of Danny Green.

The Spurs announced Green underwent an exam on Monday in San Antonio that included both an X-ray and an MRI, revealing a non-displaced fracture of his second metacarpal in his non-shooting hand. He will miss approximately four weeks.

Welp! First Tiago Splitter goes down, then Manu Ginobili, and now Danny Green. It’s been a pretty rough week for the Spurs in the health department after avoiding injuries for much of the season. But players are dropping left and right around the NBA, and San Antonio has been moving along relatively smoothly.

Expect to see more Cory Joseph off the bench in Green’s stead (and maybe a little Nando), but also look out for more minutes from Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs’ young star has been kept a bit under wraps in terms of playing time this season, so this might be a chance to make a more significant impact over the next month. This should be interesting to watch.

In related news, Manu did travel with the team to New Orleans and is considered ‘questionable’ for tonight’s game against the Pelicans. There seemed to be a feeling around the AT&T Center — both in the locker room and the media workroom — last night after the game that he will be available, but that is unabashed speculation.