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Ginobili (leg) has reportedly been practicing for about a week now without any setbacks, San Antonio Express-News reports.

Ginobili was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg after last season's championship run. He was ruled out from participating in the FIBA World Cup this summer, as the Spurs wanted him to spend the offseason recovering in order to be ready for the 2014-15 season. The leg injury was never thought to be serious enough to limit Ginobili in training camp, so it's not surprising he's out the court and looking healthy already.

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The Spurs sent Manu Ginobili a letter informing him that he will not be granted permission to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Spurs cited his recent stress fracture, and the necessary recovery time as their reasons for denying him permission to play. It's not exactly shocking that the Spurs organization is not too keen on letting their 37-year-old star risk further injury from unnecessary international play, as they're set to again chase a title for the 2014-15 season. Argentina will now be without Manu, and Carlos Delfino, and with this news Argentina's gold medal aspirations are looking pretty grim.

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Argentina's national basketball team doctor Diego Grippo told media on Friday that the Spurs will have the final say as to whether or not Manu Ginobili plays in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Grippo stated that Ginobili's stress fracture has improved, but is not completely healed. "The results were good, we see the optimistic side," Grippo said of Ginobili's ultrasound and MRI testing, as reported and translated through Ole.com. "The most important opinion is the one that's missing, which is San Antonio's medical staff. The final decision is there." While Ginobili has stated his desire to play for the Argentinian national team, it wouldn't be shocking to see the Spurs organization withhold their 37-year-old veteran from unnecessary international play. Stay tuned.

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Manu Ginobili (leg) said that he is no longer feeling pain in the area of his stress fracture on his right leg.

Ginobili is still hopeful that he'll be able to play in this summer's FIBA World Cup of Basketball, but has yet to make a final decision. "It does not hurt, Ginobili said. "I'm Optimistic, but I have doubts, I have fears." While the 36-year-old said he will make his decision within the next two weeks, he also added that he and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have an agreement that he will not play in the World Cup if he is still feeling pain.

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During a press conference in Argentina, Manu Ginobili confirmed that his stress fracture is in the same spot as his 2009 injury, however, it is not as serious.

While the Spurs have yet to offer a timetable for Manu's recovery, this type of injury generally takes 2-3 months to completely heal. Manu stated that he would like to wait another 3-4 weeks before deciding if he'll participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but obviously that's looking extremely doubtful at the moment.

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Manu Ginobili has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg and he's not expected to play for Argentina in the FIBA World Cup this summer.

The Spurs found "the early stages of a stress fracture" during a physical conducted after the season, and Ginobili is in the process of getting a second opinion. The good news is that the 36-year-old is expected to recover in two months, and he should be "fully functional" for the start of training camp.

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Manu Ginobili will play for Argentina in the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer.

He has already confirmed he will be back for a chance to repeat with the Spurs next season. Ginobili will turn 37 in July and the Spurs will continue to rest him during the regular season in preparation for another postseason run. He's not a very attractive pick in fantasy leagues with the DNP-CDs.

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Manu Ginobili confirmed that he will return with the Spurs for the 2014-15 season.

"My idea is to honor the two-year deal I signed last year," said Ginobili, who will earn $7 million in the final year of his contract. He said in a recent interview that he hopes to play "one [or] two more years" in the NBA, so he may be looking for another short-term deal at age 37 next summer.

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Manu Ginobili is undecided on whether or not he will play in this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

Fresh off the Spurs' NBA Championship, Ginobili said he hasn't decided yet on if he'll play with Argentina at this summer's World Cup of Basketball in Spain but would make a decision by the end of the week. The 36-year-old averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 3-pointers, 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals against the Heat and should be a solid late-round pick in fantasy drafts as long as he decides to continue playing next season.

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Manu Ginobili scored 19 points with 3-pointers, four rebounds and four assists to help the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Championship on Sunday with a 104-87 victory over the visiting Heat.

He scored six straight points to cut into an early Miami lead and he nearly blew the roof off the AT&T Center with a throwdown dunk in traffic. With averages of 14.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting and 4.4 assists in the Finals this season, Manu exorcised the demons of his poor play vs. Miami in 2013. He said in a recent interview that he plans to play "one [or] two more years" in the NBA, and his play on Sunday confirms that he has plenty of tread left on his tires.