Manu Ginobili will not be able to help the San Antonio Spurs maintain their spot atop the Southwest Division for upwards of two weeks. The guard has been diagnosed with a sprained hamstring and will have to sit while the injury heals. According to Ginobili himself, he will miss up to 14 days.
Ginobili took to Twitter to announce the results of his MRI.
Just finished with the MRI. Grade 1 strained left hamstring. 10/14 days out. Will be back shortly. Thanks 4 ur support!!
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 14, 2013
Ginobili suffered the injury last night and had to leave the game. He underwent the MRI today confirming what most had feared. The Grade I strain is not nearly as bad as it could have been. Had the injury been a Grade II or III, Ginobili could have been facing much more time out of the lineup or even surgery.
The Spurs will have to find a way to make up for Ginobili's production while he is gone. So far this season, the 35-year old is averaging 12.9 points and 4.6 assists per game. In his career, Ginobili has averaged 15.0 points per game and 4.0 assists per game.