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Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:19 pm
Edited on: April 14, 2011 5:51 pm
 
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili left Wednesday's game with an elbow injury. Posted by Ben Golliver. manu-ginobili-elbow

Update: 

The San Antonio Spurs announced on Thursday that guard Manu Ginobili is "doubtful" for Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies after an MRI revealed he sprained his elbow on Wednesday night. Here's the team's full statement. 
"Spurs guard Manu Ginobili had an MRI earlier today in San Antonio. The MRI showed that he has a right elbow sprain. The injury occurred in the first quarter of last night’s Spurs-Suns game. Ginobili has already begun his rehabilitation process and will be listed as doubtful for Game 1 of the Spurs-Grizzlies series, which is scheduled for noon on Sunday at the AT&T Center.
Original Post:

Less than four minutes into the first quarter of a Wednesday night game against the Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili left the game with a right elbow injury. Ginobili was shown clutching his arm on the bench in significant pain and was quickly escorted to the locker room by Spurs training staff.

During second quarter action, the San Antonio Express-News reported: "Manu Ginobili has a hyperextended right elbow. X-rays are negative. He will be re-examined Thursday in San Antonio." 

The paper noted shortly after Ginobili went down that he "appeared to get his elbow bent backwards on collision with Duncan/Grant Hill ... Whatever happened, he's in some serious pain."

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had rested Ginobili during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers but decided to use Wednesday night's game as a playoff tune-up. Should Ginobili miss any time due to the injury, the second-guessers will be out in full force.

Ginobili is averaging 17.6 points, 5.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals this season. He has appeared in 80 games this year for the Spurs. 

San Antonio is locked into the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. They will face the No. 8 seed Memphis Grizzlies.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

This is likely going to be just like several other times in the past few years against the Nuggets and Mavs where the Spurs have lost game 1 and been written off and then won the series in 5 or 6 games.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

That's a roger good buddy.  Definitely has the makings of a pretty good series.  I don't see the Grizz being push-overs at all.  They are very atheletic on the wing and Conley can definitely hold his own against Parker.  They are going to miss Rudy Gay but have enough horses to get the job done, be competitive and if they can beat SA in game 1 without Manu, have a great chance to take it 6 or 7 and move on to round#2. 



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:48 am
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

great comments so far regarding this series.  Manu has been the master of Hollywood flopping good or bad. Memphis matches up well with the Spurs.  Randolph will give the Spurs fits.  youth will serve the Grizz well.  Conley will give Parker trouble.  I expect Memphis will achieve their first playoff win as a franchise.  If Memphis shocks the Spurs you might see major changes with San Antonio next season.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:38 am
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

I think this goes six or seven, i wouldnt be at all surprised if the grizzlies won this series.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:09 am
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

I seriously doubt a rout.  I actually think the Grizz will pull out a win in game 1.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 6:16 am
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

The Grizz will play em tough .... in Memphis!  I think that Spurs with or without Ginobili with rout the Grizzlies in San Anton.  Spurs in 5.



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:30 am
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

At least there will be one game without the incessant flopping of Ginobili. Good riddance. Now if only Duncan would retire and Parker move back to France with a broken heart, the league would be rid of their whining and soccer players' flopping mentality once and for all. The Spurs get BY FAR the most beneficial refereeing in the league, yet they still complain (and flop). I HATE THE SPURS, Go Grizz.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

The Grizzlies seem to always play without one of the Spurs Big 3


One game suspended

Next three injured

Spurs always seem to play Memphis without Rudy Gay.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

The Grizzlies seem to always play without one of the Spurs Big 3.

One Game Parker out.
One Game Duncan out.
One Game Ginobili out.

The Spurs were healthy all season except for all the games vs Memphis....strange...



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 14, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Ginobili doubtful for Game 1 with elbow sprain

He'll get four games of rest.  The real season doesn't start until round 2.  The Grizzles have never won a playoff game, let alone a series.  There is no reason to believe they will win one this year.


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