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.


  • DorieStreet

    With these two developments, Joseph—and the rookie Kyle Anderson–can see their roles come 2014-15 being expanded.

  • Alex

    At this injury rate, we should get a healthy dose of Kyle Anderson-Aron Baynes pick and rolls be training camp. #slowmodownunder

  • Carlo

    Bah! What’s the problem? Just give Manu a wheelchair. He won’t dunk but he will do more “tunnel passes” than usual.

    I’m sorry for Patty but it’s true that this could give Joseph and Kyle a few occasions to train in early reg season. That’s a bit of “forced upgrade” but we all know that’s the rule in ruthless pro sports: take your chance to shine when it happens (and let your team know what to expect from its men).

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