Gregg Popovich said that Manu Ginobili, who has been out with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand since Jan. 2, might return to action to the San Antonio line-up next week.

“The doctors say he’s healed and healthy,” Popovich said before the Spurs’ 89-84 win over the Grizzlies. “It’s just a matter of conditioning and timing, rhythm and confidence, all those things right now.

“I’d expect him in the next week or so.”

Tony Parker watched Ginobili take part in shooting drills after practice on Monday.

“It just feels great to see him out here, doing teardrops and moving around,” Parker said. “Hopefully he can come back soon.”