Manu Ginobili: ‘I Sacrificed My Right Testicle For The Spurs’
The 14-year veteran shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili, has given his blood, sweat, and tears to the organization. And its paid off handsomely in the form of multiple championships.
That wasn’t the only thing Manu has given the Spurs, as he revealed recently while speaking with News 4 San Antonio.
Last season, Manu took a brutal charge from Ryan Anderson that forced the vet to undergo surgery to repair his sore right testicle.
“I gave my right one,” Ginobili told Don Harris of News 4 San Antonio. “I gave it all, I gave it all. I gave my right one for the Spurs, I can say it, I can really say it. It’s true.”
It wasn’t too bad as Manu returned to the lineup after 12 games.
“Usually when that happens, it hurts for a little bit. And then after three minutes, you’re back at it,” Ginobili told ESPN’s Michael C. Wright in March. “It was three minutes, five minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, an hour, an hour and a half, and I was still in the same level of pain. So when we got to the clinic, once we did an MRI, (the doctors said), ‘We need the surgery, and it’s got to be right now.’ When they told me it was going to take a month or a month and a half, unbelievable. It was a very unfortunate situation. It was a perfect storm for this type of thing.”
After losing Tim Duncan to retirement this past offseason, the 39-year-old just may be in his final season with the Spurs.