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The Spurs have lost arguably their best player in Manu Ginobili for the next six to eight weeks due to his broken left hand.

Ginobili tweeted that he will have surgery on Thursday where he will have a plate and screws inserted to repair the bone in his shooting hand.

(Update: San Antonio released a projected time table regarding Ginobili’s return and estimated approximately¬†six weeks.)

Ginobili suffered the injured on Monday night against the Timberwolves when he tried to knock the ball away from Anthony Tolliver.

Now, the Spurs will have to try and find away to stay relevant in a very competitive Western Conference for the next two months without their most versatile player.

Coach Gregg Popovich was already having to try and juggle minutes for his team in the compacted season.¬† That’s enough tougher now, especially if his club struggles over the next few weeks.¬† Tony Parker will be expected to do even more but the Spurs will have to get great pay out of Richard Jefferson who has gotten off to a good start after there were rumors he was going to be released from the team via the amnesty clause.