Ginobili Closer To Comeback?
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The cautious process of getting Spurs guard Manu Ginobili back took another incremental step Wednesday at the team’s practice facility. The All-Star guard and reigning NBA Sixth Man Award winner has not played since Feb. 11 because of a stress reaction in his right ankle. On Wednesday, he was allowed to shoot on the move for the first time since his injury was diagnosed.
The Spurs even allowed the media to watch as Ginobili took passes from assistant coach Brett Brown and went around the 3-point arc taking, and mostly making, long-distance shots.
“This is the first day he’s had any movement on the court,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He’s been on the court before, stationary, to do some shooting. Today, he moved to shoot.”
After his shooting drills, Ginobili conferred with head athletic trainer Will Sevening, strength and conditioning coach Mike Brungardt and Popovich before heading to an exercise bicycle for some aerobic conditioning.
Here are Manu’s numbers this season:
PPG: 16.1 | RPG: 4.7 | APG: 3.5