Manu Ginobili SG SA 7 days ago

Ginobili (ankle) played 16 minutes Tuesday after missing four games, but was held to just seven points (3-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assist and a steal.

Ginobili has dealt with a variety of injuries this month, only playing in six games so far in March. His performance has been sporadic lately. In his past 10 games, he's scored in the single digits in six of them and is averaging just 3.3 rebounds per game since February.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 1 week ago

Ginobili (ankle) will dress for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Coach Gregg Popovich stopped short of saying Ginobili would play, but given that the Argentinian guard is considered probable, it seems highly unlikely he'd suit up and just sit on the bench. Ginobili's return from a four-game absence will likely cut into the minutes of Danny Green and Marco Belinelli.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 1 week ago

Ginobili (ankle) is considered probable for Tuesday's game versus the Mavericks.

Ginobili's sprained ankle has kept him out for just over a week, but that sideline spell appears destined to come to an end Tuesday. With Ginobili likely to play against the in-state rival Mavericks, Danny Green's minutes may be scaled back slightly, with Marco Belinelli also a candidate for some cut in playing time.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 1 week ago

Ginobili has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express News reports.

Ginobili was expected to miss 7-10 days after spraining his ankle on Sunday against Minnesota, so this game against the Hawks would have been on the earlier end of his initial timetable. Danny Green has played 34 or more minutes in the three games that Ginobili has been sidelined. Ginobili's next chance to return will be Tuesday against the Mavericks.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 weeks ago

Ginobili is expected to miss approximately one week to 10 days with a sprained right ankle, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

Gregg Popovich made the estimate in the aftermath of Sunday's win over the Timberwolves, after Ginobili had to be helped to the locker room during the third quarter. While it's best not to put too much faith in the initial estimate, Ginobili is clearly expected to miss time. His minutes will likely go to some combination of Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 weeks ago

Ginobili left Sunday's game against Minnesota with an apparent right ankle injury, Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News

Ginobili had to be helped to the locker room, putting no weight on his injured ankle in the process. With the Spurs leading by 30 at the end of three quarters, Ginobili can safely be ruled out for the rest of the game. It sounds as if he may need to miss time beyond Sunday, in which case Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills would all be candidates to pick up some extra minutes. San Antonio's next game is scheduled for Tuesday against the Knicks.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 weeks ago

Ginobili (illness) played just 10 minutes in Thursday's game against the Cavaliers. He finished with two rebounds and two assists.

Ginobili has been sick all week but he finally made some progress Thursday as he took the court for the first time since Sunday. He doesn't seem to be at full capacity quite yet, but he'll likely add on more minutes when the Spurs play the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 weeks ago

Ginobili (illness) will play Thursday against the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Ginobili has dealt with gastroenteritis all week, which forced a DNP on Tuesday and placed his availability in question Thursday. However, after going through pregame warmups, he should take on his typical role as a creator off the bench. In his previous five tilts, he averaged 11.2 points (on 53 percent shooting), 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 treys, and 1.2 steals in 21 minutes.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 weeks ago

Ginobili (illness) remains questionable to play Thursday against the Cavaliers after missing shootaround, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Ginobili said Wednesday that he plans to play, but he's still battling a stomach virus, so he'll wait until closer to game-time to make a final decision. Tim Duncan, who was also questionable, intends to play through a minor elbow issue.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 weeks ago

Ginobili (illness) plans to play Thursday against the Cavaliers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Ginobili sat out Tuesday's game against Toronto due to illness, but he's already feeling better and will take the court Thursday, barring a setback.