The Atlanta Hawks have announced that backup center Tiago Splitter will be out two games. Splitter hurt his lower right leg muscle during Saturday night’s win over the Knicks.
It could be worse, an examination revealed that Splitter has a “mild right calf strain.”
Splitter did not make the trip to Indiana for Monday night’s game and the Hawks issued a statement saying he will be out two games.
This is Splitter’s second injury this season. He missed considerable time for a hip problem earlier in the season.
The 30-year old Splitter has played in 23 of the Hawks 32 games this season. He has averaged 5.6 points per game while shooting 52.5%. Splitter is averaging 3.3 rebounds in 16 minutes per game.
Mike Scott came off the bench last night to key the Hawks comeback against the Knicks with 18 points. He will pick up the bulk of Splitter’s minutes.