Originally posted on Cuzoogle  |  Last updated 4/3/13
There are fears that the hamstring injury, Manu Ginobili, has suffered could force him to miss part of the San Antonio Spurs’ playoff campaign. The 35-year-old Argentinian strained his right hamstring in a seemingly innocuous incident during the Spurs’ recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers and early estimates suggest he could be set for a four-week lay-off. The Spurs currently lead the Western Conference standings and they will be taking part in the end-of-season playoffs, which start on 20th April. That means Ginobili could be forced to sit out the first round of the playoffs at least, much to the chagrin of fans who bet on NBA. Ginobili, who is in his 11th season with the Spurs, is averaging 11.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists in his 59 appearances in the 2012-13 campaign. He is shooting 42.6 per cent, which is his poorest record since his second season with the Spurs in 2003-04. Ginobili missed nine games in late January and early February with an injury to his left hamstring and in total has already sat out 15 matches this season. “Pray to God Manu can heal quick,” San Antonio’s small forward, Stephen Jackson, said to the NBA betting news. “We’ve been having people out all year. But if we have guys out or injured, other people can step up. That’s why it’s called a team game.” Ginobili played for Andino Sport Club and Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca in his homeland before starring for Italian sides Viola Reggio Calabria and Kinder Bologna. He joined San Antonio in 2002 and has gone on to earn three NBA championship rings - in 2003, 2005 and 2007 - as well as being named an All-Star in 2005 and 2011. Ginobili has also enjoyed success with Argentina since making his international debut in 1998, helping his country win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fcuzoogle.com%2F2013%2F04%2F03%2Fspurs-hope-ginobili-makes-rapid-recovery%2F'; addthis_title = 'Spurs+hope+Ginobili+makes+Rapid+Recovery'; addthis_pub = '';
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