San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will undergo surgery after breaking his left hand, according to My San Antonio.
Ginobili is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after the surgery, according to the website.
The 34-year-old slasher was averaging 17.4 points and 3.0 assists per game in five contests with the Spurs this season. Over the last 10 seasons, Ginoboli has been an integral part of the Spurs offense alongside fellow speedster Tony Parker.
Ginobili tweeted about the surgery:
Tmrw I'll have a plate & screws on my beloved left hand. Not thrilled. I'll keep u posted. Thank u all!—
Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 04, 2012
The Spurs are currently atop the Southwest division of the Western Conference with a 3-2 record. Last season they posted a conference best 61-21 record.