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#pounditTuesday, August 16, 2022

Kawhi Leonard will miss start of season with thigh injury

Kawhi Leonard

Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard has missed the team’s training camp and preseason with a left thigh injury. It isn’t clear yet when he will be fully recovered, but we do now know that Leonard will miss some regular season time.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Friday that Leonard will not play in the team’s regular season game against Minnesota Wednesday in San Antonio.

“He won’t be available,” Popovich said.

Popovich didn’t have a timetable for Leonard’s return.

“I don’t gauge it,” Popovich told reporters. “He’s still rehabbing and when he’s ready, he’ll be ready. I try not to qualify it.”

Leonard last season averaged 25.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. He was a finalist for the NBA’s MVP award.

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