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Spurs’ Tiago Splitter out 3-5 weeks with shoulder sprain

Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 16: Tiago Splitter #22 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts in the second half while taking on the Miami Heat during Game Five of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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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.

The official release from the Spurs:

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.

The injury occurred in the fourth quarter, after a collision with L.A.'s Ryan Hollins that can be seen in the video clip above.

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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.