So long as he finishes the 2013-2014 NBA season in a healthy state, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter told FIBA.com he plans on playing in the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Cup for Brazil.
If I am not injured, I will play with the national team next summer. I am looking forward to participate in the World Cup with my teammates and try to help Brazil do a great performance in Spain.
Again, the key word from Splitter is "if" he's healthy at season's end. Through half of this current season with the Spurs, he's already sustained two injuries that have kept him out for multiple games. First, he suffered a right shoulder strain in early January that had him sidelined for a number of games. As of late, he's missed the last three games with a right calf contusion.
Splitter even told FIBA.com he's not quite totally recovered from the initial shoulder injury, and it could take as much as two-three weeks to fully recover from the injury.no comments