No Timetable on Kawhi Leonard’s Injury
Kawhi Leonard suffered a thigh contusion on Wednesdays game against the Miami Heat.
Leonard knocked down a cutting layup off an assist from Tim Duncan with 6:01 to play in the 3rd quarter, but injured his thigh during the play. He was fouled by Justise Winslow.
He clutched his right knee at the free-throw line before sinking the attempt and leaving the game. The Spurs subbed in Manu Ginobili, en route to their 112-88 blowout.
Leonard managed to score 32 points in the 2 1/2 quarters he played. His development in the NBA since his arrival back in 2011, has improved each season. He’s averaging 20.8 points, and 6.8 rebounds, while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 46.3 percent from the three-point line.
Despite his injury, his teammates noticed his effort. “I never saw him aggressive like that.” Parker said. “He was very aggressive. It was going in. He was doing well. He was rolling.”
On Thursday, it was announced that Leonard would not play against Memphis. The Spurs won the Friday game against The Memphis Grizzlies with the score at 110-104.
As for Kawhi Leonard and his injury, Coach Pop is sure that it’s not a significant issue. “It’s getting a little bit better everyday.” Popovich said. “It’s nothing, no injury, just a bruise, but it’s real tight.”