Tiago Splitter has re-aggravated a calf injury according to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Pop says Splitter’s calf tightened again. Not determined if he will travel to Houston.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) November 6, 2014
Tiago Splitter has been suffering with the injury ever since training camp began. The Brazilian big man missed the entire preseason and the first two games of the regualr season for the Spurs.
Splitter’s injury adds to San Antonio’s injury list, which now also includes Marco Belinelli after he suffered a groin strain at the end of the first quarter in Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
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The Spurs organization was hoping Splitter would have no more issues as his effect on the team is so large. The defensive impact the 6-foot-11 center provides is something San Antonio could definitely use.
Tiago Splitter averaged 8.2 points and 6.2 points last season for the Spurs. He also participated in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, averaging 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds for his home nation Brazil.
What are your thoughts on Splitter’s injury? Should the Spurs hold him out for longer in an attempt to ensure he will not re-aggravate it again? Let us know in the comments!