Spurs center Tiago Splitter’s practice time with the Brazilian national team remains limited as he struggles with muscle spasms in his right thigh.
Project Spurs.com reports that in Brazil’s 79-57 exhibition victory over Mexico Thursday night.
Splitter likely will be back in Brazil’s lineup by the Tuto Marchand tournament later this month. Those games will be Brazil’s final tune-up before the FIBA Americas tournament begins in Argentina on Aug. 29.
“Worrying obviously concerned,” Splitter said in a story translated by Project Spurs. “If you do not worry, I would be playing. But not enough to be a headache for not playing Iin) the pre-Olympic (tournament.) Really , what I want is to arrive in Mar del Plata without having any pain.”
Considering that Splitter will be one of Brazil’s prime inside players in the FIBA tournament, it’s wise that the Brazilian team is allowing him to ease back onto the court.