Spurs' Tiago Splitter out 3-5 weeks with right shoulder sprain

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Splitter will be out for about a month with his shoulder sprain. (USATSI)
Tiago Splitter will be out for about a month with his shoulder sprain. (USATSI)

During the fourth quarter of Saturday's drubbing of the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs big man Tiago Splitter suffered a right shoulder injury. The injury came with around 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Splitter left the game and didn't return to action, finishing with 22 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes of action.

He underwent an MRI on his shoulder today and has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain. He's expected to miss three-to-five weeks, per the Spurs' press release.

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter underwent an MRI exam earlier today. The MRI confirmed he has a right shoulder sprain. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of last night's Spurs-Clippers game. He is expected to miss three-to-five weeks.

Splitter has started 26 of the 30 games he's played in this season. He's averaging 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21.2 minutes of action. Aron Baynes, Boris Diaw, and Jeff Ayres are expected to fill in Splitter's role with the team.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

July 30, 2015
How will the West play out? (2:54)
July 30, 2015
State of the Mavericks
(1:56)
July 29, 2015
2017 NBA Draft preview
(1:54)
July 29, 2015
Mo Ndour
(2:11)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.