HoopsHype Tiago Splitter rumors
Limited to just 10 minutes this season by a calf injury that the Spurs have kept close to their vest, Splitter could return as soon as Tuesday’s road game at Utah for what head coach Gregg Popovich termed “quite short minutes.” The Spurs will take anything they get after Splitter missed his 17th straight game on Saturday, and 19th overall with what is officially listed as tightness in his right calf. His only action this season has been a 10-minute stint against Atlanta on Nov. 5, during which he had five points and four boards. San Antonio Express-News
Spurs center Tiago Splitter underwent a battery of new tests on his back Monday in Los Angeles. On the surface, the results appeared positive. “They didn’t find anything,” Splitter said. “There’s no surgery they can do or no injection I can have.” San Antonio Express-News
Jeff McDonald: Tiago Splitter says MRI on his back came back clean yesterday, but that leaves pain in calf unexplained. No firm timetable for his return. Splitter is doing weight workouts to strengthen calves but hasn't begun running again. Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN
Marco Belinelli (mild strain, right groin), Patty Mills (right shoulder surgery) and Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf) are listed as out for Saturday’s game vs. New Orleans. NBA.com
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