Splitter injured

The Spurs announced that Tiago Splitter suffered an injury in camp today.


The San Antonio Spurs announced that today in practice Tiago Splitter suffered a strained right plantaris muscle. Splitter will undergo a seven-to-ten day rehabilitation program after which a timeline for his return will be determined.

For Spurs fans who have been anxious about seeing Splitter in the silver & black after three years of waiting, the wait continues.

Marcus Cousin, a 6-11 center out of the University of Houston, and James Gist will likely see more preseason playing time due to the injury.

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Splitter injured: Update

San Antonio Spurs’ center, Tiago Splitter, suffered a muscle contusion during the Super Four Basketball Tournament in Brazil:

Recently signed by the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, Splitter left the game in the third quarter, complaining of pain in his left thigh. Team doctors believed the player has a minor muscle contusion.

Splitter will undergo an MRI in order to check the degree of the injury. (source english.peopledaily.com)

This will not sit well with the Spurs organization nor Spurs fans.

Spurs fans have been through this before with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili playing for their respective national teams. In both instances, Parker and Ginobili suffered injuries.

I am sure this will spark a fresh debate among Spurs fans over foreign players playing during the summer instead of preparing and not risking injury prior to the new Spurs season.

UPDATE:

According to esporte.ig.com, Splitter did undergo an MRI for his thigh contusion and the results were not serious. He was cleared to play for Brazil but will sit out the rest of the Super Four Tournament.

Player underwent an MRI and will return in the next few games, but is out of the final against Angola.

The contraction in the thigh that took the pivot Tiago Splitter of Saturday’s game (7th) in front of Venezuela is not serious.

Though Splitter may be out of the tournament, he will not be cut from the Brazilian national team.

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