San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter will enlist the help of a back specialist when the team is in Los Angeles on Monday in order to find a solution to the nerve problem that has kept him out for the majority of the 2014-15 NBA season.
Splitter missed 24 games last season with a variety of injuries, including the same calf strain that has sideline him for the majority of the Spurs' games in both the preseason and regular season.
Per Mike Monroe of MySanAntonio.com, "doctors now believe the problem with Splitter’s calf is related to inflammation in a disc that was discovered in an MRI exam taken after he took himself out of Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks."
Splitter isn't quite sure exactly what the problem is, but he knows it hurts.
“They found a little inflammation in a disc,” Splitter prior to San Antonio's game agains the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. “Nothing like a hernia or anything like that. It’s not a sciatic problem. But it’s something that gives me more tension in the nerve of the calf and gives me these problems. We don’t know if it is a problem in the calf or the back. It’s complicated."
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