Sport Kawhi Leonard injury update: Gregg Popovich says Spurs star suffered tear in shoulder

04:21  08 january  2018
04:21  08 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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According to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich , Kawhi Leonard is out for Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers thanks to a partial tear in his left shoulder . He apparently suffered his latest injury playing against the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Via Twitter

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard could miss more time after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder , per Michael C. Wright of ESPN "It's too bad," Popovich said , per Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.

Kawhi Leonard missed the Spurs' first 27 games of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He'll miss a few more after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder during Friday's 103-89 win over Suns.

Kawhi Leonard talking on a cell phone © (Getty Images) Kawhi Leonard

"It’s too bad. He was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday.

Leonard has played in eight games this season, averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the 27-13 Spurs. While Leonard is without a timetable for a return, the team doesn't think the shoulder injury is serious.

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The Spurs were easing Leonard back into action after he missed the first 27 games of the season.

Kawhi Leonard has 'partial tear ' in left shoulder , says Gregg Popovich . Popovich wasn't sure whether Leonard would play at any point during the Spurs ' road trip. "I don't know," Popovich said . "It depends on how his shoulder goes.

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