Spurs' Ginobili sidelined at least a month

– Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery Thursday for a testicle injury he suffered during the team's victory over New Orleans on Wednesday.

Ginobili was injured with 2 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the game. New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson had his back turned to Ginobili as he working toward the basket when he spun quickly and struck the 38-year-old squarely in the groin with his right knee.

Ginobili tumbled to the floor and remained on the court for about a minute before exiting the court holding his side and clutching a towel to his mouth. Ginobili dropped to the floor in pain as he was walking to the locker room.

The team said Ginobili is out indefinitely, but won't return for at least a month.

The 14-year veteran was enjoying a resurgent season after contemplating retirement in the offseason following numerous nagging injuries over the past few seasons.


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