Kawhi Leonard injury update: Clippers star to miss Wednesday's game vs. Warriors with ankle sprain

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Kawhi Leonard simply can’t capture a break. After missing out on all of last season while recuperating from a torn ACL, he was just able to remain on the court for 2 video games prior to suffering yet another injury. An concern with his knee kept him sidelined for 12 video games prior to he lastly returned in a current video game versus the Detroit Pistons. Three video games later on and he’s out as soon as again. According to the group’s injury report, he will miss out on Wednesday’s video game versus the Golden State Warriors with a sprained right ankle.

Given Leonard’s mindful method to injury management, there is no informing for how long this ankle sprain will sideline him. Even though he returned from his knee injury on Nov. 17, he hasn’t genuinely played his common work as soon as this season. In 5 looks, he has actually not as soon as played 25 minutes. He came off of the bench in his very first 2 video games this season, and he has actually never ever taken more than 12 shots in a video game this year. Leonard bewares when he plays, however the Clippers are likewise mindful in just how much they play him.

The Clippers have actually mainly held their own without Leonard. They are 11-7 through 18 video games this season, and offered the blockage in the Western Conference, sit simply half a video game behind the No. 1 seeded Utah Jazz since this writing. Their offense has actually been amongst the league’s worst this season, however their defense has actually held the group together.

Leonard need to assist on both fronts when he comes back at complete strength, however offered how this season is gone, there’s simply no informing when that will be. We’re almost a quarter into the season and have actually just seen quick looks of Leonard, never ever at the level he’s reached in the past. The Clippers will take their time to attempt to get him there, however the more video games he misses out on, the harder that’s going to be.

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