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Kawhi Leonard, low for an indefinite period to continue his quadriceps recovery

San Antonio Spurs star striker Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues to recover from a quadriceps injury that marginalized him earlier this season.
“Kawhi has made significant progress and continues to make progress in his rehabilitation,” Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a statement released Wednesday by the team. “This is the best approach for the next steps in his return to the game.”
Leonard missed San Antonio’s first 27 games this season due to right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year has appeared in just nine games this season, as San Antonio has been cautious with its playing time.
Despite playing only 23.3 minutes per game, Leonard, 26, averages 16.2 points per game.
Leonard has also been dealing with what coach Gregg Popovich said is a partial tear in his left shoulder.


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