The 31-year-old San Antonio Spurs player Manu Ginobili was hospitalized this week in order to have a repair surgery for his left ankle. Before his final decision the gamer have been experiencing the injury and regardless of the therapy and rehabilitation his doctors advised, his ankle kept bothering him.
Ginobili, who is an Argentinean-Italian born has played in the NBA since 2002 when he signed with the Spurs and from the time he’s played a total of six season with the San Antonio team. Manu is also part of the Argentinean national team and he played through the Olympics games in Beijing, his talent as a guard was of extreme aid to the team because they achieved the bronze medal but it had been clarified his efforts triggered the injury again which became a more serious concern for the basketball player ankle surgery. Even Ginobili himself stated he might have desired to be part of the final game Argentina played through the tournament but he knew he could not put more stress on his condition.
Spurs’doctors had previously made some tests to his injury but there was no sign of improvement, reasons why both the doctors and Ginobili decided to have the surgery.
“They’re going to do a surgery on me. Now, the truth is, the injury isn’t worse but it’s not better either, and it looks like the only method to correct it completely is arthroscopic surgery.” indicated the gamer to the Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper.
Manu’s surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in a Los Angeles hospital and it had been announced so it was a complete success. Ginobili must walk with crutches for more less three weeks but soon after he will be able to start his regular therapy and he could then think about going back again to play for his team which could maintain the very first weeks of the new season.
There is no doubt that Ginobili is going to be missed by the Spurs since for the 2008-09 season he was expected to become a good guy in the team, and especially after last season’s performance averaging more assists, points and rebounds concerning his input through the playoffs where in fact the Spurs wiped off teams like the Suns, the Cavaliers, and the Nuggets
Whilst the surgery was only done a couple of days ago, there is no time frame established for his comeback as he will have to be monitored by his doctors and there must be signs of improvements, otherwise neither the Spurs nor the gamer will risk going back again to the arena. The latest news state Ginobili’s absence is going to be of 2 or 3 months but let’s just hope for the best he will be able to have back on his feet again sooner so that people – NBA fans – will love watching this incredible basketball player leading the Spurs to another conference title as he did last year.