The 31-year-old San Antonio Spurs player Manu Ginobili was hospitalized this week to be able to have a fix surgery for his left ankle. Before his final decision the gamer have been experiencing the injury and inspite of the therapy and rehabilitation his doctors advised, his ankle kept bothering him.
Ginobili, who’s an Argentinean-Italian born has played in the NBA since 2002 when he signed with the Spurs and since he’s played a total of six season with the San Antonio team. Manu can also be 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 as they achieved the bronze medal but it had been made clear his efforts triggered the injury again which became a more severe concern for the basketball player. Even Ginobili himself stated he could have desired to be part of the final game Argentina played through the tournament but he knew he couldn’t put more stress on his condition.
Spurs’doctors had previously made some tests to his injury but there was no sign of improvement, reason why the doctors and Ginobili decided to truly have the surgery.
“They’re going to perform 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 way 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 that it was a complete success ankle surgery. Ginobili must walk with crutches for more less three weeks but soon after he will have a way to begin his regular therapy and he could then think of going back once again to play for his team which could be in the initial weeks of the newest season.
There is undoubtedly that Ginobili is likely to be missed by the Spurs since for the 2008-09 season he was expected to be a leading man in the team, and especially after last season’s performance averaging more assists, points and rebounds concerning his input through the playoffs where the Spurs wiped off teams just like the Suns, the Cavaliers, and the Nuggets
While the surgery was only done a few days ago, there’s no time frame established for his comeback as he will have to be monitored by his doctors and there should be signs of improvements, otherwise neither the Spurs nor the gamer will risk going back once again to the arena. The most recent news state Ginobili’s absence is likely to be of several months but let’s just hope for the best he will have a way to get back on his feet again sooner so that we – NBA fans – will enjoy watching this incredible basketball player leading the Spurs to a different conference title as he did last year.