Splitter injury update


UPDATE:  Marcus Spears has updated Tiago Splitter's injury.

X-rays on Splitter's ankle negative. (@SpearsNBAYahoo)

The San Antonio Spurs updated Tiago Splitter's injury against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Injury report: Tiago Splitter suffered a sprained left ankle. He will not return to tonight's game. (@Spurs)

With Boris Diaw out, Splitter's injury plays a huge factor in the upcoming game. The Spurs have bigs to fill in the void, but not to the effect Splitter brings. Matt Bonner, DeJuan Blair, and Aron Baynes are available, so we'll have to see what coach Popovich decides. Tracy McGrady may make his debut sooner also with a spot likely opening depending on Splitter's availability for Game 4.