Splitter (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.
Splitter has reached the end of his six-week recovery timetable from a strained right hamstring that the Hawks initially prescribed for him in late November, but the team has yet to provide an update on his condition. It's presumed that Splitter, who has yet to play this season, has been slower to progress than expected, and it looks increasingly likely that he won't return until after the All-Star break.
Splitter (hamstring) will be sidelined for at least six more weeks, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The Hawks diagnosed Splitter with a Grade 2 hamstring strain in early October, which was expected to sideline him for a little over a month. However, with the center failing to meet that timetable and still not cleared to take full contact, it became clear he hit a snag in his recovery, with the Hawks confirming Friday that Splitter had indeed suffered a setback. The team acknowledged that the hamstring strain is related to the right hip injury that required season-ending surgery last February, and if the new timetable holds, it will be almost a calendar year between appearances for the big man. Splitter's continued absence means that Mike Muscala will continue to see regular run as starting center Dwight Howard's primary backup.
Splitter (hamstring) won't be available for Friday's game against the Jazz, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Though Splitter was initially ruled out for at least four weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain in early October, it appears his timetable has been extended. He has yet to take part in full practices, so don't look for him to get back on the court until December, at the earliest.
Splitter (hamstring) has been able to take part in the non-contact portions of practice, but there's still not a firm timetable for his return, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Coach Mike Budenholzer declined to give an exact date for Splitter's return when asked following Thursday's practice, but he did say that a date might be known within the next few days. When Splitter does eventually return, he'll serve as backup center to Dwight Howard.
Splitter (hamstring) remains on pace to return to the court in mid-November, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Splitter's rehab and recovery process from a Grade 2 hamstring strain has gone as expected thus far, so it's possible we could see the center make his season debut within the next two weeks. Once healthy, Splitter will likely see limited minutes as the primary backup to starting center Dwight Howard.
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