After Olympics, Ginobili Will Need Surgery on Heel Ligament

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Manu Ginobili, in his own column in the paper La Nacion, told the nation on Friday that he was going to have to have surgery. The operation will be arthroscopic surgery to repair a ligament in his left heel. Ginobili injured his ankle in the NBA playoffs, playing for the San Antonio Spurs, and then decided to go to the Olympics with Argentina despite concerns that his ankle might not have fully healed. In the semi-finals against the United States, Ginobili twisted his ankle in the first quarter and had to leave the game. He writes that because his ankle has not improved in the last two months, he has to have surgery; he in no way blames the Olympics for his injury and says that, if he could make the choice again, he would still go to Beijing.

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