The injury Manu Ginobili sustained against the Houston Rockets happened on a beautiful play that was as spectacular as it was unexpected.
It's not like Manu never dunks like that anymore, it's just that he rarely gets that high over the rim. He hardly ever makes it through traffic without being hounded and bounced around.
But even though it was a routine play without contact, Manu immediately started limping back up the court, and it was obvious that his night was done. The Spurs just released the following.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili underwent an MRI exam earlier today. The MRI revealed a strained left hamstring. Ginobili suffered the injury during the third quarter of last night's Spurs-Rockets game. He is expected to miss three-to-four weeks.
This would be horrible news at any point of the season, but coming on the heels of the injury to Kawhi Leonard which followed after the injury to Danny Green, which was immediately preceded by the injury to Tiago Splitter -- well, let's just say that it's easy to be depressed right now.
The Spurs have seen four of their top six (or seven, or eight) players go down in the month of January. February (and the Rodeo Road Trip) can't get here soon enough.