Manu Ginobili Played With Broken Arm In Spurs' Short Playoff Run

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili actually had a broken arm -- not a sprained elbow -- during the team's playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Manu Ginobili Played With Broken Arm In Spurs' Short Playoff Run

Manu Ginobili told an Argentine newspaper that he suffered a broken arm -- not just a sprained elbow -- in the final game of the San Antonio Spurs' regular season campaign, according to a translation by Project Spurs and a report by the San Antonio Express-News' Tim Griffin.

Ginobili missed Game 1 of the Spurs' first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies; the Spurs lost narrowly, and eventually lost the series 4-2. The Spurs had the No. 1 record in the West on the season, and only lost the NBA's No. 1 record overall to the Chicago Bulls in losing that final game to the Phoenix Suns.

Ginobili told the Argentine publication that the fracture in his humerus is 85 percent healed, and that the guard must rest it completely for three weeks. After missing Game 1, Ginobili came back with a heavy elbow brace for the remainder of the series. He averaged almost 35 minutes a game, scoring 20.6 points per game and averaging eight free throw attempts, proving once again that he is among the toughest players in the league.

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Manu Ginobili Injury Leaves Spurs Star 'Doubtful' For Game Vs. Grizzlies

Manu Ginobili suffered an elbow injury in the San Antonio Spurs' Wednesday night loss to the Phoenix Suns, and an MRI Thursday led to the team listing the the All-Star guard as doubtful for Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Spurs were only playing for the best record overall on Wednesday, and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is typically cautious about resting his players.

But Ginobili hyperextended his elbow and immediately left the game. The Spurs went on lose, giving the Chicago Bulls the NBA's top record and home court advantage in a potential NBA Finals matchup between the teams. In retrospect, it seems like a poor risk, but a similar injury could happen in practice.

Without Ginobili, Popovich could turn to either backup point guard George Hill or rookie Gary Neal in the starting lineup. Memphis starts Tony Allen, who isn't a huge scoring threat but a strong defender.

Plug into our Spurs vs. Grizzlies preview.

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Spurs' Manu Ginobili Leaves Wednesday's Game With Elbow Injury

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili left the game with a right elbow injury in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. Ginobili clutched his arm and was quickly escorted to the locker room.

According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, "Manu Ginobili has a hyperextended right elbow. X-rays are negative. He will be re-examined Thursday in San Antonio." McDonald also said Ginobli "appeared to get his elbow bent backwards on collision with Duncan/Grant Hill ... Whatever happened, he's in some serious pain."

The Spurs have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference but Ginobili is critical to their playoff success. He is averaging 17.6 points, 5.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals on the year.

The Spurs will begin post-season play this weekend against either the Grizzlies or the Hornets.

For more on the injury and other Spurs' updates, visit Pounding The Rock.

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