Just finished with the MRI. Grade 1 strained left hamstring. 10/14 days out. Will be back shortly. Thanks 4 ur support!!— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 14, 2013
Ginobili injured himself shortly before the halftime break in the Spurs' 106-88 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. He had 12 points, five assists and two steals in 12 minutes before the injury.
San Antonio didn't miss a beat without Ginobili as the bench unit ended with 55 points by the end of the game.
It's not the first time the Spurs will be without their sixth man. Ginobili has dealt with three other noted injuries this season, including a foot problem, back spasms and a thigh contusion. It appeared the previous problems were in the rear-view mirror.
Ginobili was averaging 16 points, four rebounds and four assists per game in his last 10 outings.