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Tiago Splitter seems to be moving well

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Tiago Splitter is working his way back hip surgery and seems to be moving quite well.

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Tiago Splitter had season-ending hip surgery in late February and played appeared in just 36 games in his first season for the Atlanta Hawks. Splitter’s rehab appears to be going well and he has been chronicling his rehab via his Instragram account.

Splitter appears to be moving well, especially in the first video. While doing agility drills and running on the treadmill isn’t anywhere near the same as battling other NBA players in the post, it is a good sign to see Splitter moving pain free at this stage.

Another day at work! Almost 5 months after surgery. Outra dia na correria! Já se passaram quase 5 meses. #hipsurgery

A video posted by Tiago Splitter (@tgo_splitter) on

He was expected to be out approximately eight months which would put him on track for a return sometime in October. Splitter is entering the final year of a four-year deal that he signed in 2013 while a member of the San Antonio Spurs.

If healthy, Splitter could be a key piece for Atlanta as a backup center behind Dwight Howard.