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Ginobili, Splitter both expected to miss two weeks with injuries

Feb 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

From the AP:

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is expected to miss two weeks with a strained left oblique…Forward Tiago Splitter also is expected to miss two weeks with a strained right calf, but he traveled with the team to Salt Lake City and will continue his rehab during the road trip.

Ginobili has been playing great basketball when healthy this season, but has only appeared in 9 regular-season games so far because of injuries. Splitter has blossomed this season, averaging 9.4 points on 62% shooting in 20.7 minutes per game. The Spurs have been surging, and are currently on a 10-game winning streak, but these injuries will make it tough for them to sustain their incredibly high level of play.

  1. tonystrong - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    He’ll probably never get it because of his past accomplishments and people have almost come to expect success from him but Gregg Popovich deserves serious consideration for coach of the year. The guy continues to win even as his talent levels sink further and further down because of age and having to pick at the end of the draft year in and year out!

  2. lemfax - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Tim & pop are all time great…

    • savvybynature - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:04 AM

      Parker and Ginobili ain’t bad either. Throw in a top 5 bench and a healthy Spurs team could be a serious threat in the West.

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