Manu Ginobili Played In The Finals With A Stress Fracture In His Leg
Manu Ginobili was everything the Spurs needed him to be during their championship run. He averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 assists per game while providing the type of clutch moments he’s become famous for throughout his career.
With that said, you know what the most impressive part of Manu’s Finals performance was? He did it all with a stress fracture in his leg.
Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported yesterday that Manu was diagnosed with the stress fracture during his season-ending physical with the Spurs. The team says the injury occurred at some point late in San Antonio’s season, which means that the 36-year-old Ginobili threw down this monster dunk over Chris Bosh with a fractured leg:
Manu will probably spend the next two months recovering from the injury, and is unlikely to represent Argentina in the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup. He should be healthy by the start of San Antonio’s training camp in September.