San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg, which will likely keep him out of the FIBA World Cup, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Ginobili, 36, was set to represent his native Argentina in the World Cup in Spain this summer, but will sit out after the early stages of a stress fracture were discovered during his exit physical following the Spurs’ NBA championship last month. He did not appear hampered during the postseason, as he averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game as his Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
Ginobili will seek another medical opinion before deciding how to proceed, but there has been nothing to indicate that the injury will be something that will affect Ginobili’s ability to be ready for next season.
He is projected to need two months of recovery time.