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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Kings updates Manu Ginobili’s status

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2018 in New York City. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 100-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2018 in New York City. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 100-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Spurs announced their official injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Sacramento Kings. Who will not play in the second part of the five-game homestand?

On Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs will face the Sacramento Kings at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. It’s the second part of a five-game homestand for the Silver and Black who dropped the first game to the Philadelphia 76ers, 97-78. This was behind one of the team’s worst shooting performances of the 2017-18 season.

The Spurs, again, did not have Rudy Gay, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili, all due to injuries, which have been a theme of this season. So, will any of these players suit up on Sunday night?

San Antonio announced its official injury report vs. the Kings, and it featured these same names: Gay (right heel bursitis) and Leonard (return from injury management) both will not play. However, Ginobili (right thigh contusion) was upgraded to “questionable.” He has not played since Jan. 15 vs. the Atlanta Hawks.

Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion) is questionable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Kings game. Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out. pic.twitter.com/hjd8KKnyf2

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 27, 2018

Regarding Gay, the San Antonio Express-News reported Gay will not return until after the All-Star Break. The All-Star Game takes place on Feb. 18, so it’s about another three weeks.

The potential return of Ginobili would upgrade the Spurs’ bench, adding another veteran presence. It recently picked up Tony Parker, after head coach Gregg Popovich moved Dejounte Murray into the starting point guard role. So, the bench may have an unusual look on Sunday night — one that will be in place for the foreseeable future.

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The Spurs and Kings will play at 7:00 p.m. ET on FSSW and NSCA.

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