As our own Jeff Garcia reported five days ago, San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter sat out an exhibition game due to muscle spasms. Well it seems Splitter's health issues are still keeping him from playing as he was out again Thursday in Brazil's 79 to 57 victory over Mexico.
According to the team doctor, Splitter is experiencing pain in his right thigh muscle.
Here is what Tiago had to say:
"Worrying obviously concerned. If you do not worry, I would be playing. But not enough to be a headache for not playing the Pre-Olympic. Really what I want is to arrive in Mar del Plata without having any pain,"
But rest easy Spurs fans, Splitter's doctor Danilo Incerti said there is no serious injury and the team isn't going to rush him back to the court.
Incerti goes on to say that the closest date of a possible return for Splitter will be in the Tuto Marchand preparatory tournament, which will be held between August 24th-26th, five days before the FIBA America's tournament begins.
Injuries to Spurs' international players lacing them up for their respective country weighs on the minds of Spurs fans and possibly the Spurs front office so this type of news will only draw concern. Splitter is no stranger to the injury bug. In the months leading up to his arrival to San Antonio, in training camp, and in the regular season, Splitter has been mired with nagging injuries. The good thing is Splitter is still young and is going to take time to fully recover.
What do you have to say Spurs fans?
(translation via Google translate)
I hate to be an alarmist but, as the article rightly states Mr. Tiago Splitter seems to be ionjury prone. I hope he heals really for his sake
I hate to be an alarmist but the article above rightly stated that Mr. Tiago is injury prone. Let's hope he recovers in time for the fiba tournament and nba games. The case of Mr. Splitter should be a cause of concern for the sp[urs. Already they are wanting of talent to play power forward and legitimate center. This could be aggravated if the physical health of Mr. Splitter does in improve. The time is NOW to look for young, talented and big players to fill the void.