Manu Ginobili leaves Spurs' game early Monday with thigh contusion

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Manu Ginobili suffered a right thigh contusion and will not return to Monday's game versus the Atlanta Hawks.

What It Means:

Ginobili appeared to suffer the injury while fighting through a screen in the first half. His absence should open up more minutes for Brandon Paul and Bryn Forbes.

Manu missed his only field goal attempt and handed out 1 assist in 5 minutes on Monday.