Jan 5, 2014, 8:00 PM EST
The Spurs got an easy win over the Clippers on Saturday, who were playing their first game since Chris Paul suffered a shoulder injury that is expected to sideline him for 3-5 weeks.
Tiago Splitter came away from San Antonio’s victory with a similar sprain that will keep him out just as long.
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.
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Splitter has started in 26 of his 30 appearances for San Antonio, with averages of 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per contest. The Spurs are 4-0 with Splitter out of the team’s lineup this season.
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