By Matt Moore
Spurs guard/forward Manu Ginobili who only returned from injury this week was re-injured against the Clippers in the Spurs' 103-100 win over Los Angeles Saturday. Ginobili sustained a strained left oblique in the the first half and did not return. The Spurs have stated no timetable on him at this time. Most alarming for Spurs fans, ESPN quoted Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after the game as saying the thought the Spurs had "lost (Ginobili) again."
The Spurs have won ten straight and weathered the storm without Ginobili exceptionally well during his absence, but not having Manu fully healthy during last year's playoffs significantly hurt their performance against the Grizzlies in the first round. We'll update you with more information when it comes available.