Training Camp Woes: Tiago Splitter Injured
The San Antonio Spurs have announced that Tiago Splitter “suffered a strained right plantaris muscle” during today’s practice. Splitter will begin a seven to ten day rehab program before the Spurs announce a timetable for his return.
This is discouraging news a mere three days into training camp. The Spurs stacked their training camp roster with wings, and don’t really have a legitimate emergency big candidate on their roster. Making matters worse, Splitter has a history of small, nagging injuries. One hopes this isn’t a career pattern.
So much for Tiago Splitter getting an early jump on the system and developing chemistry with teammates during camp.
This, however, is a good opportunity for DeJuan Blair to carve out more playing time for himself. And, of course, this is the sort of thing that may cause the Spurs to take a more careful look at James Gist.