San Antonio Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili Expected to Miss Up to Two Weeks

By Dan Parzych
(Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

As bad as it sounds, it always seems like San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is always dealing with some-sort of injury, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the toughest and hardest working players in the league. Unfortunately for the Spurs, it looks like they’re going to have to play the next couple of games without one of their top guards after he suffered a strained hamstring during last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With the injury, Ginobili is expected to be sidelined anywhere from 10 to 14 days–which isn’t the worst thing in the world for San Antonio. At 29-11, the Spurs are once again one of the top teams in the Western Conference as they currently hold the No. 3 seed and have plenty of talent that could pick up the slack until Ginobili returns to the lineup.

At 35-years-old, it’s difficult not to wonder how much longer Ginobili will be able to last in the NBA considering how many times he seems to be dealing with injuries each season. With a strong core of players consisting of Ginobili, Tim Duncan, and Tony Parker, it’s hard to imagine him calling it quits before any of the other two decide to call it a career–but you never know when it comes to these types of things.

On the bright side–at least Ginobili has another solid opportunity to make a run at winning another NBA Finals this year with the way San Antonio has been playing in the first half of the regular season.

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