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Friday, January 30, 2009

Tiago Splitter out for 3 weeks


Hours before the team opened the Top 16 at home on Wednesday night, Tau Ceramica announced that all-Euroleague center Tiago Splitter(2.11-C) will miss at least two games with a muscle tear in his left leg. After being unable to practice on Tuesday, Splitter underwent tests that revealed a micro-tear in his left hamstring. Team doctors estimate his recovery period at "around three weeks".

Splitter ranked third among all Euroleague players in performance index rating during the regular season as Tau won its group with an 8-2 record. The 23-year-old center from Brazil posted averages of 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.8 blocks in less than 25 minutes per game.

Those numbers made him the second-best shot-blocker and fifth-ranked scorer in the competition. Splitter was named to the all-Euroleague first team in 2007-08, his fifth season with Tau, during which time they have reached four consecutive Final Fours together. Tau hosts Asseco Prokom Sopot in the first Group E game for both teams on Wednesday.

source : euroleague.net

In this link can be found today's announcement in the official site of Tau Baskonia.
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