Manu Ginobili ruled out vs. Bulls

Updated: January 29, 2014, 12:45 PM ET
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San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has tightness in his left hamstring and will not play Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls, coach Gregg Popovich said.

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Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY SportsManu Ginobili injured his left hamstring on a dunk Tuesday night and now will miss three to four weeks.

"I can't take that chance," Popovich told reporters after the Spurs' 97-90 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

Ginobili suffered the injury on a rim-rattling dunk in the third quarter and was soon limping and holding his upper left leg. He remained in the game for a bit before walking off the court and into the locker room at the next timeout.

The 36-year-old Ginobili, who missed two games earlier this month with the same hamstring problem, is scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday morning.

The Spurs have been bitten hard by the injury bug.

"What can I tell you," Popovich said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. "It is frustrating, but I don't know what we can do about it. We just got to get our other guys to step up and play. You know, they're trying. That's all I can ask of them."

For the Bulls, center Joakim Noah (ill) and guard Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) are questionable for Wednesday night's game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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