Manu Ginobili is hurt again. If you have the do-everything guard for the San Antonio Spurs on your fantasy basketball team, you won’t like this news. Ginobili suffered a strained oblique in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers and the initials reports don’t sound very encouraging.
Gregg Popovich, head coach of the Spurs, said that Ginobili could be out for a while. Ginobili didn’t comment after the game but reports indicate he’s heading back to San Antonio for further tests and to begin rehab.
Oblique injuries usually sideline players for between one week and three weeks. If that’s the case, Ginobili will likley return at some point after the All-Star game.
With Ginobili out, expect the Spurs to lean on their young swingmen that include Danny Green, Gary Neal and Kawhi Leonard.
Oh, and the Spurs won again on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the team’s tenth straight win. They’ll try to make it 11 on Monday in Salt Lake City against the Jazz.