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Spurs’ Gary Neal out after having appendectomy

Dec 14, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

Gary Neal AP

Congratulations to Gary Neal, who came up with maybe the most creative injury of the early season.

Well, maybe injury isn’t the right word, but he did need surgery before his appendix burst, so the Spurs guard will miss about the first week of the season or so, according to a tweet from Mike Monroe of the News-Express.

Neal better not expect any sympathy from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who thinks Neal has it cushy (again from a Monroe tweet).

“Remember when we got our appendixes out? Next day we were shoveling snow. He’s laying in bed.”

That quote sounds like it could have come from Fake Coach Pop, which shows that the line between reality and good satire is a thin one.

  1. edmazeing1 - Dec 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Damn a blow to the Spurs no trades so far, No key free agent pick ups (TJ Ford is not better then George Hill IMO), no 7 footer has been sign so far, which was the reason Memphis had there way in the paint with my team, Spurs could not get Grant Hill, Caron Butler, Vince Carter not even Josh Howard( WTF) at this point I dont no rather to root for this team to win or root for us to have a chance at that uconn Center next year, if he comes out (not sounding like a true fan right now, but I am pissed)!!!

  2. brianforster - Dec 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Towson University represent!

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