Ginobili talks end of his international career

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Saturday, August 02, 2014 with No comments
With the San Antonio Spurs invoking a clause (pre-exisitng injuries) that disallowed Manu Ginobili to participate in the FIBA World Cup of basketball, the veteran's international career is over.  Recently Ginobili penned a column expressing the disappointment.  

I very much regret the bad news. I wanted to say goodbye to the team on the court and be with my friends, but it cannot be. I'll be with the team as long as possible, trying to add from the outside and supporting at all times.
For the bone to be well sealed and not remain any doubts, I had spent 42 days without being able to train as usual, no jumping or running, so as not to put stress on the fibula. And that made me reach the training camp in a painful physical condition. When one is 37 years old, it is not easy to return and start from nothing, so we tried to accelerate a little at a time. I started the physical work in the pool acceptably, but when I went to the treadmill there began to emerge some pain, mostly in the right ankle and left foot.
I did a lot of treatment and a lot of stretching, and it seemed to be a little better, but when on Wednesday I began to force more to run and shoot in the gym, at the end of the training session the pain reappeared in the same place of the original fibular fracture. That basically gave the final blow to the expectations I had to assemble some kind of plan to play in Spain, since asking the mediation of FIBA made almost no sense given that obviously the injury isn't completely healed.