Clippers fans got some surprising news on Wednesday when it was revealed that Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely due to a knee injury.
Leonard played 34 minutes in Game 4 of the Clippers vs. Jazz, but did not perform well after driving a layup late in the Los Angeles winning game, but the injury was not serious. People just assume that the Clippers are safe to play with their stars.
Instead, Leonard’s injury appeared to be more serious. He missed the 5th and 6th games against the Jazz and may be absent for longer.
Here are all the details about Leonard’s injury, including the latest information about when he will be able to return to the game during the 2022 NBA playoffs.
How long will Kawhi Leonard be out?
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Leonard will be out indefinitely. The Clippers worry that he may have suffered an ACL injury in the fourth game against the Jazz.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2022
Earlier, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that Leonard told his teammates to “prepare for him out” and that he might not be back during the Clippers-Jazz series. .
Leonard told his teammates last night to prepare for his appearance.
He landed awkwardly while driving in the fourth quarter and made a painful face on Monday night. He stayed in the game briefly, but did not complete the game because the Clippers won the series with a score of 2-2.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 16, 2022
This warning was finally fulfilled, but the Clippers still managed to make progress. Now, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports that Leonard will not be with the team in the first two games of the Los Angeles Western Conference Finals series against Phoenix.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 19, 2022
Clippers fans have to hope that Leonard can return in the third game, but his prospects are uncertain at best, and there is no timetable for his return.
How is Kawhi Leonard’s injury?
Leonard was dealing with a knee injury, which forced him to withdraw from Game 4 of the Clippers-Jazz playoff series.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Clippers are worried about Leonard’s ACL injury.
Kawhi Leonard injury schedule
On June 14, Leonard injured his knee after rushing to the basket and landing awkwardly.
This is Leonard’s lame drama.
People saw Leonard making a grimace and limp after being injured. He withdrew from the game shortly thereafter and did not return after playing for 34 minutes.
Leonard’s injury did not seem serious at the time, but on June 16, Windhorst reported that Leonard will miss the fifth game and may miss the rest of the Clippers-Jazz series. .
Soon after, Chalanya reported that the Clippers were worried about Leonard’s ACL injury.
Leonard missed the sixth game of the Los Angeles vs. Utah series on June 18. The next day, Haynes reported that Leonard will miss the first two games of the Sun Clippers series.
Kawhi Leonard injury update
— June 19: Haynes reported that Leonard will miss the first and second games of the Los Angeles-Suns series because he is recovering.
— June 18: Leonard missed Game 6 against the Jazz, but the Clippers won and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
— June 16: Chalanya reported that Leonard was “out indefinitely” and the Clippers were worried that he was dealing with an ACL injury.
— June 16: Windhorst reports that Leonard will be absent from Game 5 against the Jazz and is “doubtful” about the next series due to a knee injury.
— June 14: Leonard seems to have sprained his knee during a layup, so he withdrew early from the Clippers’ double-digit victory over the Jazz.