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Ginobili remains optimistic he might play in FIBA World Cup

In an interview with the Argentine website, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili revealed Monday that he no longer feels pain in the area of his stress fracture on his right leg, and though he remains optimistic he might still have a chance to play for the Argentine National team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, he’s still being cautious and fearful not to make a definite decision just yet.

Here is what Ginobili had to say Monday:

 “It does not hurt. I’m Optimistic, but I have doubts, I have fears. Perceive that it is (the injury) is definitely much better. When I finished the season touch felt pain when I touched that area, not now,”

Ginobili is expecting his decision to come in the next two weeks according to the article, when another evaluation will be done to update his status. In the article, Ginobili implies that the Spurs would prefer him to take the summer off and not play in the tournament, but he said that he and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have come to an agreement, that if there is any pain, Ginobili wouldn’t play.


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