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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.