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Hawks’ Tiago Splitter Out at Least Next 2 Games With Strained Calf

Nov. 11, 2015 - Atlanta, GA, USA - Atlanta Hawks' Tiago Splitter battles against New Orleans Pelicans' Omer Asik for position under the basket during the second period on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta (Photo by Curtis Compton/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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Atlanta Hawks center Tiago Splitter will miss at least the next two games with a strained right calf, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Splitter suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Hawks’ victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday. The good news is the strain isn’t expected to keep the big man out for too long.

Atlanta acquired Splitter this offseason thanks to the San Antonio Spurs’ desire to dump salary so they could have cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge. The 30-year-old has been a bit of a mixed bag, as he’s been effective at times and the Hawks have had success with him on the court, but he’s also already missed seven games this season with a hip injury.

Splitter is averaging 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16 minutes per game on the year. He’s shooting 52.5 percent from the field.

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