Home / Sports / Kawhi Leonard is hurting updates: Spurs star will miss the entire 2018 NBA Playoffs, says the report

Kawhi Leonard is hurting updates: Spurs star will miss the entire 2018 NBA Playoffs, says the report



It seems that San Antonio Spurs can forget about a potential heroic return from his star forward, Kawhi Leonard. According to a report by Shams Charania, Leonard is expected to miss all the playoffs. Via the Vertical:

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the rest of the fall season, as he continues to rehabilitate his right quadriceps injury, says league sources to Yahoo Sports.

Per that report, Leonard will remain in New York, where he has rehabbing with his personal medical team. While Leonard has been medically cleared from his quad injury by Spur's medical staff, his personal team has not cleared him to return.

Leonard has rehabbing in New York because it is where his healthcare staff are located, and he has not been cleaned by his doctors, said league sources. Leonard's rehab program in New York has been in collaboration and, with the approval of Spurs medical staff, said league sources.

Spurs has not been proud of Leonard this season. A match with players was reportedly close to the end of the season where teammates discussed Leonard's injury status and attempted push him to a return . And now Leonard is not even with the team when they beat Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.

It seems that the situation has been frustrating head coach Gregg Popovich as well. Popovich was asked for a possible Leonard return on Sunday and said that the media would "ask Kawhi and his group that question."

And it seems that the question has been answered. That's not what Spursen was hoping for, because basically there's no hope that they move past the Wars. But at least it will end the constant speculation.


Source link