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Tiago Splitter out with strained right soleus

Splitter suffered a calf injury and will be re-examined in 7-10 days

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Two days into training camp and we have the first - and hopefully- last injury of the off-season:


Spurs forward Tiago Splitter has suffered a strained right soleus. A timeline for his return to the court has not been determined. He will be re-evaluated in 7-to-10 days.

The soleus is one of the calf muscles. As you probably remember, a calf injury bothered Splitter last season, so this could be related to that lingering issue or be a new malady. At this point, that remains unclear. Regardless of the cause of the injury, Splitter will be re-examined in the next ten days. If the strain is not severe, Splitter should be able to start working on rehabilitating it through physical therapy.

Recovery time depends on the severity of the strain but it's recommended to err on the side of caution, as going back to high level activity too soon could result in a re-aggravation of the injury. With that in mind, it's safe to say Splitter will not participate in the Spurs' upcoming pre-season games in Europe.

We'll update the story when more information surfaces.