Manu Ginobili diagnosed with stress fracture in right leg
In more “HOLY CRAP WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND HERE?” Spurs news of the day, Manu Ginobili has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg and will likely miss the FIBA World Cup, reports Yahoo! Sports. The news broke hours after information that Patty Mills would be going under the knife to repair a damaged rotator cuff in his shooting shoulder, which has made for an unexpected and unpleasant July 2 news cycle for Spurs fans.
It is believed Ginobili’s injury, which was diagnosed in his exit physical as a stress fracture in its early stages, developed somewere along the way during the Spurs’ title run. Which begs the question, DID MANU DUNK OVER CHRIS BOSH WITH A BROKEN LEG? WAIT, DID HE BREAK IT DURING THAT DUNK? SHOULD MANU BE DUNKING? Ginobili will seek out a second opinion before making a ruling on the FIBA World Cup, but the recovery time is expected to be about two months, according to the report. If that timeline is correct, he’ll be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around.
The loss of Ginobili is a tough pill to swallow for Argentine fans who were ready for Manu’s (likely) final international hurrah if he is indeed out of action; but on the flip side, Spurs fans pleading for the veteran to rest his legs going into what could be the last season of his career have perhaps had a wish granted. Still, you don’t want it to happen like this.
So, I guess it’s been a big Spurs news day for mostly the wrong reasons. The prices you pay for an NBA title.