Splitter ruled out for Hawks first exhibition game

Hawks center Tiago Splitter poses for a portrait during Hawks media day on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com
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Hawks center Tiago Splitter poses for a portrait during Hawks media day on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

The Hawks announced that Tiago Splitter has been ruled out for at least Thursday’s exhibition game at the Grizzlies.

The reserve center is listed with a right hamstring strain on the injury report issued late Wednesday afternoon. It is not known when Splitter suffered the injury but he took part in Hawks practice Wednesday. The Hawks also play at the Spurs on Saturday.

As previously reported, Paul Millsap and Jarrett Jack will each miss the first two exhibition games due to right knee rehabilitation.

Following Wednesday’s practice, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer declined to say whether any other player would be out for the first exhibition game.

Splitter has been returning from hip surgery that ended his campaign after just 36 games last season. He was declared a full go for the starting of training camp last week.

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