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Spurs cite injury, deny Manu Ginobili permission to play for Argentina

After his last MRI scan came back inconclusive, the Spurs are erring on the side of caution.

"Not so fast there, Manu. Not until you're healthy, son."
"Not so fast there, Manu. Not until you're healthy, son."
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The Spurs have made their decision and, according to Buck Harvey, Manu Ginobili will not be playing for Argentina in the FIBA World Cup.

For anyone unaware of the entire backstory, here's how I described it this weekend (with the links to bring you up to date):

after the championship Manu said he'd play in Spain then a physical revealed a stress fracture that could sideline him two months, but Manu expected to heal faster and still play, but reports surfaced that the Spurs and Manu didn't see eye-to-eye about his injury. Then Luis Scola, leader of the Argentine players, threatened to sit out of the World Cup because of how the organization had been mismanaged. Finally, Manu's tests came back inconclusive and that's where we stand.