Spurs Star Needs Surgery After Olympics Injury

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday August 29, 2008
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says he
needs arthroscopic surgery to repair a ligament injury in his left
ankle. He told Argentina's La Nacion newspaper "they're going to
operate on me." The 31-year-old doesn't know when he'll have the
surgery or who will do it.

Ginobili, who helped lead Argentina to a bronze medal in the
Beijing Olympics, said an MRI exam of the injury showed no
improvement. "It's the same as it was two months ago, when they did the first exam," he said. "Now, the thing is, it's not better either,
and it seems like the only way to repair it completely is
arthroscopic surgery."

Ginobili hurt the ankle during the NBA playoffs, and Spurs coach
Gregg Popovich had urged his player not to compete in the Olympics
unless the injury improved.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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