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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard to miss rest of season with hamstring injury: report

Kawhi Leonard has been out the bulk of the season with a quad injury that allowed him to play just nine games, though there's contention on the treatment on the injury and the star's true intention.


Kahron Spearman


San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard will likely miss the remainder of the postseason as his right quad injury continues to improve, according to Yahoo sports. However, the team hasn't officially ruled him out.

 

Head coach Gregg Popovich reiterated, per ESPN, that Leonard's continued absence from the Spurs originates from the need of clearance from Leonard's third-party medical advisors.

You'll have to ask Kawhi and his group that question. So far, they say that he's not ready to go. So we can't do anything until that happens. Then, we would have to decide what's going on from there. But that's the first thing that has to happen.

Gregg Popovich: Head coach, San Antonio Spurs
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Leonard has been training in New York with his personal medical staff, with whom he has not been cleared and league sources told Yahoo! Sports that he's made strides recently in rehab, and is concentrating on getting back to full health.

 

Leonard wasn't with the team during their Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. 

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