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Spurs' Ginobili to miss FIBA World Cup

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 31 2014 12:54:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 31 2014 03:04:02 PM CDT
Manu Ginobili, game-winning shot, 2013 playoffs

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San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is still suffering from an injury to his right fibula and it will keep him out of the FIBA World Cup in Spain, the Argentine Basketball Federation announced Thursday.

The stress fracture has bothered Ginobili since the playoffs.

The 37-year-old Ginobili played through the injury while helping the Spurs beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

The San Antonio Express-News reported earlier this week that the Spurs sent Ginobili a letter informing him they would not extend the 12-year veteran permission to play in Spain because of the lingering issue.

The World Cup games will start on Aug. 30.