Splitter (hip) posted Friday on his personal Instagram account that he's started to do some sprinting during the rehab process.
Splitter had battled hip problems since last November, and after the pain became too much for him to bear, he underwent season-ending surgery in February. The center, who is in line to serve as the top backup to Dwight Howard when healthy, is now five months into his recovery, but isn't projected to return to action until October. While the hip procedure will prevent Splitter from suiting up for Brazil when the country hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, Splitter hasn't given up hope that he'll be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
Splitter underwent season-ending hip surgery in late February, and his initial recovery timeline was eight months. He's already started jogging and doing some on-court work, so it appears there's a growing possibility he might be able to partake in training camp. If that's the case, the
Tiago Splitter (hip) has begun his rehab program since undergoing season-ending surgery on Feb. 26, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Splitter faces an eight-month recovery timetable from the procedure, which will prevent him from playing for Brazil in the 2016 Summer Olympics and could put him at risk of missing the start of the 2016-17 season. He's already beginning to ride an exercise bike and is only using one crutch to get around, but until he's back on the court doing basketball-related activities, Splitter won't be considered close to returning to action.
Tiago Splitter (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery on Feb. 25, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He's expected to require eight months of recovery time.
The Atlanta Hawks announced Tuesday that Splitter's season would be over due to the procedure, but the expected recovery timetable that was handed down Wednesday also ensures the Brazilian big man won't be able to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, the eight-month timetable suggests Splitter may not be completely healthy until mid-October, which could impact his availability for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. The 31-year-old finished his first season with the Hawks with averages of 5.6 points (on 52.3% shooting), 3.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists across 16.1 minutes.
Splitter has been nagged by the injury off and on this season, missing chunks of games periodically, including six consecutive contests leading up to the All-Star break. After seeking a second opinion, Splitter will undergo surgery, and while the
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