Spurs' Ginobili To Undergo Surgery On Broken Hand

SAN ANTONIO (January 4, 2012) -- Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will undergo surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to miss at least two months.

Ginobili tweeted Wednesday that he'll have a plate screwed onto
his shooting hand Thursday. He injured it during the second quarter
of a loss at Minnesota on Monday night.

Ginobili was averaging 17.4 points a game and was San Antonio's
leading scorer.

Losing Ginobili again is a major blow for the Spurs after the
two-time All-Star hobbled into the playoffs last year with a
sprained elbow. That injury helped doom San Antonio in its
first-round loss to Memphis despite a 61-win season.

The 34-year-old Ginobili has become the emotional and offensive
centerpiece for the Spurs as Tim Duncan has gotten older. The Spurs
host Golden State on Wednesday night.

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