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Manu Ginobili Out 7-10 Days With Ankle Injury

The Spurs dodged a bullet on a Sunday night as veteran guard Manu Ginobili came down in the third quarter holding his ankle. Ginobili left the arena on crutches, but the team later would learn that it was a sprained ankle, much less severe than it appeared to be.

He’ll miss between a week and ten days with this injury. Via MySA:

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said reserve guard Manu Ginobili will be out “a good week to 10 days” after spraining his right ankle late in the third quarter of Sunday’s home rout of Minnesota.

Ginobili left the locker room after the game in crutches. But that appears to have been better than what the Spurs initially feared when Ginobili first went down, and was unable to put any weight on his right foot as Tim Duncan and trainer Will Sevening helped him off the court.

“Fortunately, I don’t think it’s as bad as they thought,” Duncan said. “Hopefully he can be back pretty quickly…because we need what he brings to the team.”

This has been one of Ginobili’s most durable seasons in years, with just eight absences over the Spurs’ first 65 games.

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