How long is Kawhi Leonard out?

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How long is Kawhi Leonard out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Clippers star

After the game, Leonard told TNT, “I’ll be good.”

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Unfortunately for Leonard, the knee issue was more serious than he thought and ended what had been a spectacular playoff run. The Clippers announced on July 13 that Leonard underwent successful surgery to repair the partially torn ACL, adding that there is “no timetable for his return.”
In 52 games last season, Leonard averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.6 steals, earning a spot on the All-NBA First Team.
When asked about his recovery timeline at the Clippers’ media day, Leonard didn’t offer a specific date, only telling reporters that he is “working with the staff day today.”
“That’s the challenge of it, just seeing how quickly I can get better and stronger I can get than what I was when I’m healthy,” Leonard said. “That’s where I pretty much turn my mindset too.”
The 30-year-old added that he signed a long-term deal to stay in Los Angeles in part because he wants to play this season.


“One thing, I wanted to secure some money, and I wanted to be able to come back if I was able to this year,” Leonard said. “If I would’ve taken the one-and-one [deal], I probably would have not played just to be cautious and opted out and took a five-year [deal]. But I’m here. I’m here to be a Clipper. I’m not going to another team unless something drastic happens. I’m here for the long run.”
While it is impossible to know exactly how much time Leonard will miss, injury expert Jeff Stotts believes his recovery will extend into next year.
Re: Kawhi: Thomas Bryant & Spencer Dinwiddie each missed 60+ games after undergoing surgery for Grade 2 (partial tear) ACL injuries earlier this season. Dinwiddie was cleared for basketball activities ~6 months after surgery. Look for Kawhi’s recovery to carry over into next year.


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