San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Clippers lists Kawhi Leonard out

by Garry Watts April 3, 2018, 3:01
San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Clippers lists Kawhi Leonard out

"For the second time this season, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has traveled to NY to continue rehabilitation for his lingering right quad injury under the supervision of outside medical personnel, league sources told ESPN", Adrian Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright reported.

BC-BKN-Spurs-Leonard, 361Popovich, Spurs unsure when Leonard will be cleared to playSpurs coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard is continuing his injury rehabilitation in NY with his own team of doctors, but is unsure when the star forward and "his group" will clear him to play.

In the aftermath of the team meeting, Ginobili told reporters that the Spurs needed to proceed as though Leonard would not be returning to play with them. Same kind of injury (as Leonard's), but mine was a hundred times worse, but the same kind of injury.

The big question for the Spurs - and their fans - isn't whether Kawhi Leonard is going to return this season. He returned for a nine-game stretch in December and January, averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds.

During the program, the former National Basketball Association player and current ESPN analyst said he thinks Leonard "has played his final game with the Spurs" and that the latest rumor is "really unfortunate" for both sides.

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"I've been through it", Parker said recently.

Leonard's use of outside doctors reportedly irritated the Spurs and has prompted speculation regarding Leonard's long-term future with the club.

Leonard, 26, is a two-time All-NBA Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals. He has been cleared by team doctors but has not felt 100 percent comfortable on the leg when attempting to play or practice. "You just try to stay positive".

This has reached a point where things look to be moving toward a type of situation that the Spurs have been able to avoid under head coach Gregg Popovich throughout his tenure.

"It's the same as a player who is the 13th man sitting on the end of the bench", Popovich said.

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