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Ginobili is dealing with aches and pains in his Achilles and small toe, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

While Ginobili's aches and pains probably aren't enough to hold him out of competition, the fact that he's already struggling to stay on the court is concerning for the long haul of the season. He dealt with a stress fracture during the offseason which limited his ability to train, and he consequentially came into training camp out of shape. The 37-year-old will have to play catch up before the season starts while nursing injuries that won't seem to go away.

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Ginobili won't travel with team for Thursday's game in Phoenix, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

This is simply a rest day for Ginobili and several of the Spurs' other veterans. He will be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Ginobili (calf) played 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against Alba Berlin, scoring seven points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3P, 4-4 FT) with two steals but also committing five turnovers and racking up five fouls.

He didn't exactly look to be in midseason form, but the fact that Ginobili was in the lineup confirms that his calf injury is no big deal. He should be fine once the games start to count.

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Ginobili was kicked in the calf during Friday's practice and will likely be sidelined during a portion of training camp as a result, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

There are some conflicting reports on the severity of Ginobili's calf injury, but the Spurs will likely be as cautious as possible with the veteran considering that he entered training camp with an existing leg injury. As for right now, Ginobili doesn't seem to be in any long-term danger, but he may miss valuable preseason time that would better prepare him for the regular season.

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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.